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macadamize

[muh-kad-uh-mahyz] /məˈkæd əˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), macadamized, macadamizing.
1.
to pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar.
Also, especially British, macadamise.
Origin of macadamize
1815-1825
1815-25; macadam + -ize
Related forms
macadamization, noun
unmacadamized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macadamise

macadamize

/məˈkædəˌmaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to construct or surface (a road) with macadam
Derived Forms
macadamization, macadamisation, noun
macadamizer, macadamiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for macadamise

macadamize

v.

1826, from macadam + -ize. Related: Macadamized; macadamizing.

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