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asphaltum

Asphaltum is a 9 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter M for which we found 2 definitions.

Definition
(n.) Mineral pitch Jews' pitch or compact native bitumen. It is brittle of a black or brown color and high luster on a surface of fracture; it melts and burns when heated leaving no residue. It occurs on the surface and shores of the Dead Sea which is therefore called Asphaltites or the Asphaltic Lake. It is found also in many parts of Asia Europe and America. See Bitumen.
(n.) A composition of bitumen pitch lime and gravel used for forming pavements and as a water-proof cement for bridges roofs etc.; asphaltic cement. Artificial asphalt is prepared from coal tar lime sand etc.

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