macadamize

[ muh-kad-uh-mahyz ]
/ məˈkæd əˌmaɪz /

verb (used with object), mac·ad·am·ized, mac·ad·am·iz·ing.

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

First recorded in 1815–25; macadam + -ize

Related forms

mac·ad·am·i·za·tion, nounun·mac·ad·am·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macadamize

macadamize

macadamise

/ (məˈkædəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to construct or surface (a road) with macadam

Derived Forms

macadamization or macadamisation, nounmacadamizer or macadamiser, noun
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