obtaining the characteristics of bitumen compounded with bitumen containing bitumen
- resembling or containing bitumen
- obtaining the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.
1610s, from French bitumineux, from Latin bituminosus, from bitumen (see bitumen). The simple, wherein a black colored bituminous gurge Boiles out of under floor, the lips of Hell. ["Paradise missing," XII.41]
(a.) Obtaining the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.
Up to 1870 there was more anthracite mined in Pennsylvania than bituminous in the whole country, but since that year the production of the latter has become vastly the greater, the totals in 1907, in which year each stood at its maximum, being 83,268,754 and 332,573,944 tons respectively.