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asphalt 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. [1/2 definitions]
caulk to fill in cracks with putty or tar to keep air or water from leaking through.
kerosene a thin liquid fuel. Kerosene is usually made from petroleum, but can also be made from oil, coal shale, or tar.
paraffin the British word for a thin liquid fuel made from petroleum, coal shale, or tar. Paraffin has the same meaning as kerosene. [1/2 definitions]
pitch2 a thick, black, sticky material made from coal or wood tar. Pitch is used for paving roads and covering roofs to protect them from water.
tar1 a dark, heavy, sticky substance made from wood, coal, or peat. Tar is used to cover roads and protect roofs.
tar and feather to punish or humiliate by covering with tar and feathers.