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asphaltite

[ as-fawl-tahyt, as-fawl-tahyt or, especially British, as-fal-, as-fal- ]
/ æsˈfɔl taɪt, ˈæs fɔlˌtaɪt or, especially British, æsˈfæl-, ˈæs fæl- /
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noun

a natural, solid hydrocarbon having a melting point higher than that of asphalt.

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Origin of asphaltite

From the Greek word asphaltī́tēs, dating back to 1815–25. See asphalt, -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for asphaltite

asphaltite
/ (æsˈfæltaɪt) /

noun

any of various naturally occurring hydrocarbons that resemble asphalt but have a higher melting point
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