bituminous

adjective
bi·​tu·​mi·​nous | \ bə-ˈtyü-mə-nəs How to pronounce bituminous (audio) , bī-, -ˈtü- \

Definition of bituminous

1 : containing or impregnated with bitumen
2 : of or relating to bituminous coal

Examples of bituminous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mobile’s biggest important product in 2018 was crude oil from petroleum and bituminous minerals, with airplane and helicopter parts placing a distant second. al, "New dredging program could be boon for Port of Mobile," 21 Dec. 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of bituminous

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jan 2020

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“Bituminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bituminous. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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