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n. black tar-like substance used for paving and roofing
v. cover with asphalt, pave with asphalt

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Asphalt ( or , occasionally ), also known as bitumen (, ) is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek ἄσφαλτος ásphaltos (itself perhaps an Eastern word, though see "Etymology" below).

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1. mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
(hypernym) paving material
2. a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
(synonym) mineral pitch
(hypernym) mineral

1. cover with tar or asphalt; "asphalt the driveway"
(hypernym) pave

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Asphalt (der)
nm. asphalt, black tar-like substance used for paving and roofing, asphaltum, blacktop

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n. asfalt

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