macadamize

macadamize

[muh-kad-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), macadamized, macadamizing.
to pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar.
Also, especially British, macadamise.


Origin:
1815–25; macadam + -ize

macadamization, noun
unmacadamized, adjective
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macadamize or macadamise (məˈkædəˌmaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to construct or surface (a road) with macadam
 
macadamise or macadamise
 
vb
 
macadami'zation or macadamise
 
n
 
macadami'sation or macadamise
 
n
 
mac'adamizer or macadamise
 
n
 
mac'adamiser or macadamise
 
n

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