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asphalt

noun [U] uk   /ˈæs.fɔːlt/ us    /-fɑːlt/
a black, sticky substance mixed with small stones or sand, that forms a strong surface when it becomes hardBuilding materialsRoad surfaces and features

asphalt

verb [T] uk   /ˈæs.fɔːlt/ us    /-fɑːlt/
to cover something, typically a roof or road, with asphalt: an asphalted road/pitch/courtRoad surfaces and featuresCovering and adding layers
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