Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling, containing, or relating to asphalt; bituminous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing, asphalt; bituminous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or containing asphalt; bituminous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing asphalt

Etymologies

asphalt +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lawmakers said they learned in a briefing today that instead of just light crude, as they were at first told, heavy asphaltic oil is headed for the state.

    Oil spill reaches Louisiana shore

  • "It never gets old coming into work and peeling back that little bit of asphaltic sand and finding a fossil behind it, and realizing that I'm the first human being in existence to ever see that fossil," she said.

    Scientists Search Trove of Ice Age Fossils in Los Angeles

  • In an ominous note, lawmakers, according to USA Today, say they have been told that not only is light crude headed towards the coast, but so too is heavy asphaltic oil.

    Bill Quigley: Fire on the Bayou: Non-Stop River of Oil Heads to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

  • Heavy oil is an asphaltic, dense (low API gravity), and viscous oil that is chemically characterized by its content of asphaltenes (very large molecules incorporating most of the sulfur and perhaps 90 percent of the metals in the oil).

    Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt, Venezuela

  • It is, however, likely that this lake, which is fifty or sixty miles long, is not all asphaltic, and that while receiving the waters of the Jordan it also receives the fishes of that river; but perhaps the Jordan, too, is without fish, and they are to be found only in the upper lake of Tiberias.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Some of the animals represented in the asphaltic deposits, such as the domestic dog and sheep, evidently accompanied humans into the region.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

  • A large pile of asphaltic gravel filled a bunker on the right-of-way.

    Clean Kill

  • Engineering News said in a statement on Thursday the structure would be built using a pliable asphaltic concrete core that could resist shocks without cracking and would be one of about 60 such dams in earthquake zones worldwide.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So, when a quantity of water bursts its way through the asphaltic soil, it carries asphalt out with it, and after passing out of the ground, the water is separated and so rejects the asphalt from itself.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Similar anthracitic asphalt or asphaltic anthracite is common in the Calciferous sand-rock in Herkimer County, New York, where it is associated with, and often contained in, the beautiful crystals of quartz for which the locality is famous.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

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