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Definitions of bituminous

  1. Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Having the qualities of, or containing, bitumen; easily set on fire; as, bituminous, or soft, coal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Full of or containing bitumen. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bituminous

  1. In some places in Wiltshire it much resembles peat; and the bituminous matter may have been, in part at least, derived from the decomposition of vegetables. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. One of these, the main seam, is in some places from 30 to 40 feet thick, composed of pure bituminous coal. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
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