What does bituminous mean?

bituminous meaning in General Dictionary

obtaining the characteristics of bitumen compounded with bitumen containing bitumen

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  • resembling or containing bitumen
  • obtaining the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.

bituminous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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]


bituminous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Obtaining the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.


Sentence Examples with the word bituminous

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.

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