asphalt asphalt  /ˈæs ˌfɔlt/


  1. (n) mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
  2. (n) a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
  3. (v) cover with tar or asphalt

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  1. But all the steel, concrete and asphalt that went into making the suburbs can't simply be tossed out in favor of something new, even if it's perfectly green.
  2. But before the disastrous day was over, blood soaked the melting asphalt of sweltering Calcutta's streets.
  3. The asphalt solidifies immediately into a 34-in.


  1. Asphalt problems could derail airport

    Sometimes it takes asphalt for a city to rally behind a dedicated airport manager.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Williston Herald

  2. 'Asphalt gypsy' targets residents in multiple Ky. counties

    A man police are calling the 'asphalt gypsy' has been scamming people out of thousands of dollars in Fleming County, but he's also made his way into Harrison and Bourbon counties.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WYMT Mountain News

  3. Asphalt 8: Airborne official: new maps, physics and weather effects

    We’ve been waiting for a new Asphalt game to hit Android for a while now. Not to say that we were getting sick of Asphalt 7, but we sort of knew that Gameloft would eventually succumb to making yet another installment to the Asphalt racing series. As expected, Asphalt 8: Airborne includes new maps, a Read The Full Story
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SlashGear

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  1. "But I like that, love that," Kenseth said. "You kind of knew it would be with the big plate, and we're going pretty fast, and the pavement wore out, which is what makes Daytona great in my opinion. Depending on what they use for asphalt when...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Matt Kenseth Source: USA Today

  2. "I do think it's a big advantage to start up front," Johnson said. "The track has changed a lot, especially with this new asphalt that is down and the tire that we run on it."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: USA Today

  3. "People are coming to us with certain ways to dry asphalt faster and better," France said Friday. "That would be a welcomed technology advancement. So we'll always try to do that. ...... If inclement weather happens, it's out of our control....
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Brian France Source: The Canadian Press

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