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.
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".
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