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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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  • 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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