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as·phalt

asphalt

 
pronunciation:
aes fawlt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sticky black substance like tar. Asphalt is found naturally or obtained when oil is refined. It is used for making roads and roofs and for making things waterproof.
similar words:
pitch
definition 2: a mixture of this substance with gravel or sand, used to pave roads.
Most of the roads around here are paved with asphalt.
 
derivation: asphaltic (adj.)