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any of various flame-resistant and strong synthetic fibres used in, for example, firefighters' clothing and body armour
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(ˈær ə mɪd)

any of a class of synthetic aromatic long-chain polyamides capable of extrusion into very strong heat-resistant fibers.
[1970–75; probably ar (omatic) + -amid, resp. of amide]
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