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Asphalt

Asphalt Meaning & Definition
Asphalt Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Asphalt?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Asphalt: macadam | macadamised | macadamized | mineral pitch | paved | tar | tarmac | tarmacadam

Related Terms | Find terms related to Asphalt: alabaster | amphibole | antimony | apatite | aplite | arsenic | asbestos | azurite | bauxite | bitumen | bituminous macadam | blacktop | boron | brick | brimstone | bromine | brucite | calcite | canvas | carbon | carpeting | celestite | cement | chalcedony | chlorite | chromite | clapboard | clay | coal | cobble | cobblestone | coke | concrete | cork tile | corundum | cryolite | curb | curbing | curbstone | diatomite | edgestone | emery | epidote | epsomite | feldspar | fiber glass | flag | flagging | flagstone | flooring | Formica | garnet | glauconite | graphite | gravel | gypsum | hatchettine | holosiderite | iron pyrites | jet | kerb | kerbstone | kyanite | lignite | lime | linoleum | macadam | magnesite | malachite | maltha | marcasite | marl | Masonite | meerschaum | mica | mineral coal | mineral oil | mineral salt | mineral tallow | mineral tar | mineral wax | molybdenite | monazite | obsidian | olivine | ozokerite | pantile | paper | parquet | pavement | pavestone | paving | paving stone | peat | perlite | phosphate rock | phosphorus | plasterboard | plywood | pumice | pyrite | pyrites | pyroxene | quartz | realgar | red clay | rhodonite | road metal | rock crystal | rocks | roofage | roofing | roofing paper | salt | selenite | selenium | shake | sheathing board | sheeting | shingle | siderite | siding | silica | silicate | silicon | slate | spar | spinel | spodumene | spun glass | stone | sulfur | talc | talcum | tar paper | Tarmac | tarmacadam | Tarvia | tellurium | thatch | tile | tilestone | tiling | veneer | wainscoting | wallboard | walling | wallpaper | washboard | weatherboard | wollastonite | wood | wulfenite | zeolite

See Also | mineral | pave | paving material

Asphalt In Webster's Dictionary

\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.
\As"phalt\, v. t. To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.

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