Meaning of BITUMEN in English

BITUMEN

bi ‧ tu ‧ men /ˈbɪtʃʊmən, ˈbɪtʃʊmɪn $ bəˈtuː-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ]

a dark sticky substance that is used for making the surface of roads

—bituminous /bəˈtjuːmənəs, bɪˈtjuːmənəs $ -ˈtuː-/ adjective

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