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asphalt

as·phalt

asphalt

 
pronunciation:
aes fawlt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sticky brown to black bituminous substance, occurring naturally or obtained as a by-product of refining petroleum and coal tar, and used for paving, roofing, and waterproofing.
Shingles made with asphalt are a popular roofing material.
similar words:
pitch
definition 2: a mixture of this substance with gravel or sand, used mainly for paving.
Most of the roads around here are paved with asphalt.
 
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part of speech: adjective
definition: made of, containing, or pertaining to asphalt.
an asphalt road
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: asphalted, asphalting, asphalts
definition: to pave or cover with asphalt.
derivation: asphaltic (adj.)