Meaning of ASPHALT in English

ASPHALT

/ ˈæsfælt; NAmE -fɔːlt/ noun

[ U ] a thick black sticky substance used especially for making the surface of roads

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from French asphalte , based on late Latin asphalton , asphaltum , from Greek asphalton .

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