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Meaning of ASPHALT

Pronunciation:  'asfolt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
  2. [n]  mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
  3. [adj]  covered with paving material
  4. [v]  cover with tar or asphalt, of roads

ASPHALT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: macadam, macadamised, macadamized, mineral pitch, paved, tar, tarmac, tarmacadam
 See Also: mineral, pave, paving material



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As"phalt\, Asphaltum \As*phal"tum\, n. [Gr. ?, of
    eastern origin: cf. F. asphalte.]
    1. Mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, or compact native bitumen. It
       is brittle, of a black or brown color and high luster on a
       surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated,
       leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of
       the Dead Sea, which is therefore called Asphaltites, or
       the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of
       Asia, Europe, and America. See {Bitumen}.
    2. A composition of bitumen, pitch, lime, and gravel, used
       for forming pavements, and as a water-proof cement for
       bridges, roofs, etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt
       is prepared from coal tar, lime, sand, etc.
    {Asphalt stone}, {Asphalt rock}, a limestone found
       impregnated with asphalt.
  2. \As"phalt\, v. t.
    To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted
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