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as·phalt

 (ăs′fôlt′)
n.
1. See bitumen.
2. A mixture of bitumen with crushed stone gravel or sand, used for paving or roofing.
tr.v. as·phalt·ed, as·phalt·ing, as·phalts
To pave or coat with asphalt.

[Middle English aspalt, from Medieval Latin asphaltus, from Greek asphaltos.]

as·phal′tic adj.

asphalt

(ˈæsfælt; ˈæʃ-; -fɔːlt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of several black semisolid substances composed of bitumen and inert mineral matter. They occur naturally in parts of America and as a residue from petroleum distillation: used as a waterproofing material and in paints, dielectrics, and fungicides
2. (Elements & Compounds) a mixture of this substance with gravel, used in road-surfacing and roofing materials
3. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) containing or surfaced with asphalt
vb
(General Engineering) (tr) to cover with asphalt
[C14: from Late Latin aspaltus, from Greek asphaltos, probably from a-1 + sphallein to cause to fall; referring to its use as a binding agent]
asˈphaltic adj

as•phalt

(ˈæs fɔlt; esp. Brit. -fælt)

n., v. -phalt•ed, -phalt•ing. n.
1. any of various natural or synthetic, dark-colored, bituminous substances, composed mainly of hydrocarbon mixtures.
2. a mixture of such substances with gravel, crushed rock, or the like, used for paving.
v.t.
3. to cover or pave with asphalt.
[1275–1325; Middle English aspaltoun « Greek ásphaltos, -on]
as•phal′tic, adj.
as′phalt•like`, adj.

as·phalt

(ăs′fôlt′)
A thick, sticky, dark-brown mixture of petroleum tars used in paving, roofing, and waterproofing. Asphalt is produced as a by-product in refining petroleum or is found in natural beds.

asphalt

- Its synonyms are mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, and slime.
See also related terms for slime.

asphalt


Past participle: asphalted
Gerund: asphalting

Imperative
asphalt
asphalt
Present
I asphalt
you asphalt
he/she/it asphalts
we asphalt
you asphalt
they asphalt
Preterite
I asphalted
you asphalted
he/she/it asphalted
we asphalted
you asphalted
they asphalted
Present Continuous
I am asphalting
you are asphalting
he/she/it is asphalting
we are asphalting
you are asphalting
they are asphalting
Present Perfect
I have asphalted
you have asphalted
he/she/it has asphalted
we have asphalted
you have asphalted
they have asphalted
Past Continuous
I was asphalting
you were asphalting
he/she/it was asphalting
we were asphalting
you were asphalting
they were asphalting
Past Perfect
I had asphalted
you had asphalted
he/she/it had asphalted
we had asphalted
you had asphalted
they had asphalted
Future
I will asphalt
you will asphalt
he/she/it will asphalt
we will asphalt
you will asphalt
they will asphalt
Future Perfect
I will have asphalted
you will have asphalted
he/she/it will have asphalted
we will have asphalted
you will have asphalted
they will have asphalted
Future Continuous
I will be asphalting
you will be asphalting
he/she/it will be asphalting
we will be asphalting
you will be asphalting
they will be asphalting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been asphalting
you have been asphalting
he/she/it has been asphalting
we have been asphalting
you have been asphalting
they have been asphalting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been asphalting
you will have been asphalting
he/she/it will have been asphalting
we will have been asphalting
you will have been asphalting
they will have been asphalting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been asphalting
you had been asphalting
he/she/it had been asphalting
we had been asphalting
you had been asphalting
they had been asphalting
Conditional
I would asphalt
you would asphalt
he/she/it would asphalt
we would asphalt
you would asphalt
they would asphalt
Past Conditional
I would have asphalted
you would have asphalted
he/she/it would have asphalted
we would have asphalted
you would have asphalted
they would have asphalted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asphalt - mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sandasphalt - mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
paving, paving material, pavement - material used to pave an area
2.asphalt - a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillationasphalt - a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Verb1.asphalt - cover with tar or asphaltasphalt - cover with tar or asphalt; "asphalt the driveway"
pave - cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic; "pave the roads in the village"
Translations
أسْفَلْت، قار، زِفْت
asfaltasfaltový
asfalt
asfaltti
aszfalt
asfalt, malbik
アスファルト
asfaltas
asfalts
asfaltový

asphalt

[ˈæsfælt]
A. N
1. (= material) → asfalto m
2. (= surface, ground) → pista f asfaltada, recinto m asfaltado
B. VTasfaltar
C. CPD asphalt jungle Njungla f de asfalto

asphalt

[ˈæsfælt] nasphalte m

asphalt

nAsphalt m
adj attrAsphalt-, asphaltiert; asphalt jungleAsphaltdschungel m

asphalt

[ˈæsfælt] nasfalto

asphalt

(ˈӕsfӕlt) , ((American) -fo:lt) noun, adjective
(of) a mixture containing tar, used to make roads, pavements etc. The workmen are laying asphalt; an asphalt playground.