asphaltic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

asphalt +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

asphaltic (comparative more asphaltic, superlative most asphaltic)

  1. Resembling, containing, or relating to asphalt; bituminous.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book X, lines 298 to 305.
      And with Asphaltic slime, broad as the gate, / Deep to the roots of hell the gather'd beach / They fasten'd, and the mole immense wrought on / Over the foaming deep high arch'd, a bridge / Of length prodigious, joining to the wall / Immoveable of this now fenceless world / Forfeit to Death ; from hence a passage broad, / Smooth, easy, inoffensive down to hell.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for asphaltic in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)