Meaning of ASPHALT in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a dark bituminous pitch occurring naturally or made from petroleum. 2 a mixture of this with sand, gravel, etc., for surfacing roads etc. surface with asphalt. asphalter n. asphaltic adj.

[ ME, ult. f. LL asphalton, -um, f. Gk asphalton ]

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