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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Macadamize \Mac*ad"am*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Macadamized};
     p. pr. & vb. n. {Macadamizing}.] [From John Loudon McAdam,
     who introduced the process into Great Britain in 1816.]
     To cover, as a road, or street, parking lot, playground, or
     other flat area, with {macadam}, so as to form a smooth,
     hard, convex surface.

     Syn: tarmac.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       v : surface with macadam;  "macadam the road" [syn: {macadamise},

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