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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
1815-1825
1815-25; macadam + -ize
Related forms
macadamization, noun
unmacadamized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macadamize

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 macadamize
v.

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

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