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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [muh-kad-uh-mahyz]
    • /məˈkæd əˌmaɪz/
    • /məˈk.æ.də.maɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kad-uh-mahyz]
    • /məˈkæd əˌmaɪz/

Definitions of macadamize word

  • verb with object macadamize to pave by laying and compacting successive layers of broken stone, often with asphalt or hot tar. 1
  • noun macadamize Make or cover with macadam. 1
  • verb macadamize to construct or surface (a road) with macadam 0
  • verb transitive macadamize to make (a road) by rolling successive layers of macadam on a dry earth roadbed 0
  • verb transitive macadamize to repair or cover (a road) with macadam 0
  • verb macadamize To cover, as a road, or street, with small, broken stones, so as to form a smooth, hard, convex surface. 0

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Origin of macadamize

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25; macadam + -ize

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Parts of speech for Macadamize


macadamize popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for macadamize

verb macadamize

  • surface — the outer face, outside, or exterior boundary of a thing; outermost or uppermost layer or area.
  • tile — a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment.
  • brick — Bricks are rectangular blocks of baked clay used for building walls, which are usually red or brown. Brick is the material made up of these blocks.
  • gravel — small stones and pebbles, or a mixture of these with sand.
  • tar — a sailor.

Antonyms for macadamize

verb macadamize

  • strip — to cut, tear, or form into strips.
  • dig up — to break up, turn over, or remove earth, sand, etc., as with a shovel, spade, bulldozer, or claw; make an excavation.

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