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Tar vs. Asphalt

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Tarnoun

(uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.

Asphaltnoun

A sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid, composed almost entirely of bitumen, that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits.

Tarnoun

Coal tar.

Asphaltnoun

asphalt concrete, a hard ground covering used for roads and walkways.

Tarnoun

(uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.

Asphaltverb

To pave with asphalt.

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Tarnoun

A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.

Asphaltnoun

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.

Tarnoun

Black tar, a form of heroin.

Asphaltnoun

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.

Tarnoun

(computing) A program for archiving files, common on Unix.

Asphaltverb

To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.

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Tarnoun

(computing) A file produced by such a program.

Asphaltnoun

mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing

Tarnoun

A Persian long-necked, waisted instrument, shared by many cultures and countries in the Middle East and the Caucasus.

Asphaltnoun

a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons

Tarnoun

A single-headed round frame drum originating in North Africa and the Middle East.

Asphaltverb

cover with tar or asphalt;

‘asphalt the driveway’;

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Tarverb

(transitive) To coat with tar.

Asphaltnoun

a mixture of dark bituminous pitch with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc.

Tarverb

(transitive) To besmirch.

‘The allegations tarred his name, even though he was found innocent.’;

Asphaltnoun

the pitch used in asphalt, sometimes found in natural deposits but usually made by the distillation of crude oil.

Tarverb

To create a tar archive.

Asphaltverb

surface with asphalt.

Tarnoun

A sailor; a seaman.

Asphalt

Asphalt, also known as bitumen (UK: , US: ), is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch.

Tarnoun

A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.

Tarverb

To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.

Tarnoun

any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

Tarnoun

a man who serves as a sailor

Tarverb

coat with tar;

‘tar the roof’; ‘tar the roads’;

Tarnoun

a dark, thick flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds. It is used in road-making and for coating and preserving timber.

Tarnoun

a substance resembling tar, formed by burning tobacco or other material

‘high-tar cigarettes’;

Tarnoun

a sailor.

Tarverb

cover (something) with tar

‘a newly tarred road’;

Tar

Tar is a dark brown or black viscous liquid of hydrocarbons and free carbon, obtained from a wide variety of organic materials through destructive distillation. Tar can be produced from coal, wood, petroleum, or peat.Mineral products resembling tar can be produced from fossil hydrocarbons, such as petroleum.

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