Definition of asphalt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæsfælt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæsfɔːlt//
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a thick black sticky substance used especially for making the surface of roads Word Origin late Middle English: from French asphalte, based on late Latin asphalton, asphaltum, from Greek asphalton.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: asphalt