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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.
Also especially British, mac·ad·am·ise.Related formsmac·ad·am·i·za·tion, nounun·mac·ad·am·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for macadamize
Derived Formsmacadamization or macadamisation, nounmacadamizer or macadamiser, noun
- (tr) to construct or surface (a road) with macadam
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Word Origin and History for macadamize
1826, from macadam + -ize. Related: Macadamized; macadamizing.
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