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[haz-mat] /ˈhæzˌmæt/

a material or substance that poses a danger to life, property, or the environment if improperly stored, shipped, or handled:
regulations for transporting radioactive materials and other HAZMAT.
noun (mainly US & Canadian)


hazardous material(s)
Word Origin


also HAZMAT, 1977, condensed from hazardous material(s).


Hazardous material: The ambulance crew checked the site for hazmats (1990s+)
hazardous material


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