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macadamize

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

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Also especially British, mac·ad·am·ise .

Origin of macadamize

First recorded in 1815–25; macadam + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM macadamize

mac·ad·am·i·za·tion, nounun·mac·ad·am·ized, adjective

Words nearby macadamize

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British Dictionary definitions for macadamize

macadamize

macadamise

/ (məˈkædəˌmaɪz) /

verb

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

Derived forms of macadamize

macadamization or macadamisation, nounmacadamizer or macadamiser, noun
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