Meaning of ASPHALT in English
[ '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 ~.
ME: from Fr. ~e , based on late L. ~on , ~um , from Gk ~on .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004