- to pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar.
Also especially British, mac·ad·am·ise.
Origin of macadamize
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Examples from the Web for macadamise
Do macadamise the frown from your brow in order to receive them.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
- (tr) to construct or surface (a road) with macadam
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Word Origin and History for macadamise
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