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macadamize

or (especially British) macadamise

[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.
Origin of macadamize
1815-1825
1815-25; macadam + -ize
Related forms
macadamization, noun
unmacadamized, adjective
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  • But the office of running footman in the days of macadamization, is a work of supererogation.

  • But on no highway was the principle of macadamization carried so far as on the Cumberland Road.

    Pilots of the Republic Archer Butler Hulbert
British Dictionary definitions for macadamization

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 macadamization
n.

1824, from macadam + -ization.

macadamize

v.

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

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