macadamize

verb mac·ad·am·ize \ mə-ˈka-də-ˌmīz \

Definition of macadamize

macadamized; macadamizing
: to construct or finish (a road) by compacting into a solid mass a layer of small broken stone on a convex well-drained roadbed and using a binder (such as cement or asphalt) for the mass

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1824

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