- 1A mixture of dark bituminous pitch with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc..More example sentences
- Teal and green floor tiles in the kids' bathroom are made of waste products derived from gravel, asphalt, and cement.
- They are designed to go over any surface, including asphalt, dirt, gravel, grass and mountain trails.
- Masonry sealers are not intended for use on asphalt, glazed ceramic tile or on wooden surfaces.
- 1.1The pitch used in asphalt, sometimes found in natural deposits but usually made by the distillation of crude oil.More example sentences
- Chief exports of Trinidad and Tobago include oil, sugar, citrus fruit, asphalt, and coffee.
- There are also large reserves of natural gas and asphalt.
- Trinidad has one of the largest natural asphalt lakes in the world.
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- Surface with asphalt.More example sentences
- A majority of villagers overruled the sane voice of a few to stop asphalting the surface that would hasten the surface run-off instead of trapping the heavenly bounty.
- He said over 400 km of the 1,000 km had been asphalted and over 300 km had been metalled.
- The roads will not be permanently asphalted, but will be hard surfaced nonetheless, in anticipation of the rains.
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- Many of these had been constructed with an asphaltic concrete pavement for the travelled way and gravel shoulders.
- Roads earmarked for an asphaltic concrete reseal will still get this high-quality treatment.
- The layers can be almost any combination of granular, stabilised or asphaltic materials, and future versions will also model gravel and rigid pavements.
late Middle English: from French asphalte, based on late Latin asphalton, asphaltum, from Greek asphalton.