Meaning of BITUMINOUS in English


(ˈ)bī.|t(y)ümə̇nəs, bə̇.ˈt- adjective

Etymology: French or Latin; French bitumineux, from Middle French, from Latin bituminosus, from bitumin-, bitumen + -osus -ous


a. : having the qualities of bitumen

b. of a mineral : having an odor of bitumen

2. : impregnated with, infiltrated by, or containing bitumen

bituminous shale

bituminous paint

a stretch of bituminous road

3. : of or relating to bituminous coal

the bituminous production of the U.S.

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