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asphalt

See also: Asphalt

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From Late Latin asphaltum, from Ancient Greek ἄσφαλτος (ásphaltos, asphalt, bitumen).

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asphalt (plural asphalts)

  1. A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of bitumen, that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits.
  2. asphalt concrete, a hard ground covering used for roads and walkways.

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asphalt (third-person singular simple present asphalts, present participle asphalting, simple past and past participle asphalted)

  1. To pave with asphalt.

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  • asphalt” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).