Associations to the word «Asphalt»


ASPHALT, noun. A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of bitumen, that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits.
ASPHALT, noun. Asphalt concrete, a hard ground covering used for roads and walkways.
ASPHALT, verb. To pave with asphalt.
ASPHALT CONCRETE, noun. A material often used for road surfacing, composed of a hard, granular material such as crushed stone combined with asphalt as a binder. (Often abbreviated as asphalt.)
ASPHALT EMULSION, noun. (roofing) A mixture of asphalt particles and emulsifying agent, such as bentonite clay and water.
ASPHALT JUNGLE, noun. (idiomatic) A city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe.
ASPHALT SHINGLE, noun. (roofing) A shingle manufactured by coating a reinforcing material (felt or fibrous glass mat) with asphalt and having mineral granules on the side exposed to the weather.

Dictionary definition

ASPHALT, noun. Mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing.
ASPHALT, noun. A dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons.
ASPHALT, verb. Cover with tar or asphalt; "asphalt the driveway".

Wise words

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