Meaning of ASPHALT in English

ASPHALT

[ 'asfalt , -əlt ]

■ noun a dark bituminous pitch occurring naturally or derived from crude oil, used in surfacing roads or as waterproofing in building.

■ verb surface with ~.

Derivatives

~ic adjective

Origin

ME: from Fr. ~e , based on late L. ~on , ~um , from Gk ~on .

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