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Definitions of bitumen

  1. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A name used for various substances found in the earth, which are easily set on fire and have a strong smell; mineral pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A name applied to various inflammable mineral substances, as naphtha, petroleum, asphaltum. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. BITUMINOUS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Mineral pitch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A native mineral containing naphtha or asphalt; mineral pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A name of various inflammable substances, such as naphtha, petroleum, and asphalt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Mineral pitch or tar; one of the family of mineral resins or hydro-carbons, highly inflammable, and burning with much smoke and flame -in its purest and most fluid state it is called naphtha - of the consistence of oil, petroleum-as slaggy mineral pitch, maltha-as elastic mineral pitch or caoutchouc, elaterite-as a black, hard, brittle, and glossy mineral, asphalt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Genesis 11:3 , RSV, margin, rendered in the A.V. "slime"), a mineral pitch. With this the ark was pitched ( 6:14 . See also Exodus 2:3 .) (SeeSLIME .) biblestudytools.com
  12. bi-t[=u]'men, or bit'yu-men, n. a name applied to various inflammable mineral substances, as naphtha, petroleum, asphaltum.--v.t. BIT[=U]'MINATE, to mix with or make into bitumen--also BIT[=U]'MINISE.--adjs. BIT[=U]'MINOUS, BIT[=U]MED' (Shak.), impregnated with bitumen. [L.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Mineral pitch, asphalt; (Sci.) kinds of native oxygenated hydrocarbon, as naphtha, petroleum. Hence bituminiferous, bituminous. aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Any one of various natural and artificial solid or dry petroleum products. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. [L.] Includes the liquid mineral substances, naphtha, petroleum, etc., as well as the solid mineral, pitch, asphalt, mineral caoutchouc, etc. See Asphalt. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. n. [Latin] Mineral pitch, a substance having a pitch-like odour, and burning readily with a bright flame, without any residue. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. A fat unctuous matter dug out of the earth, or scummed off lakes. Complete Dictionary

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