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as•phalt



Pronunciation: (as'fôlt or, esp. Brit., -falt), [key]
n.
1. any of various dark-colored, solid, bituminous substances, native in various areas of the earth and composed mainly of hydrocarbon mixtures.
2. a similar substance that is the by-product of petroleum-cracking operations.
3. a mixture of such substances with gravel, crushed rock, or the like, used for paving.

v.t.
to cover or pave with asphalt.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or containing asphalt: asphalt tile.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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