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 Within this category, Russia mostly exports petroleum oils, oils obtained from bituminous minerals, and crude. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 1 Mar. 2022 But there it was long overshadowed by the much larger sprawl of bituminous mines in the Ruhr region, just to the north. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, 31 Jan. 2022 Small purple-black fruits had fallen on the rocky, bituminous pavement, their insides splattered, seeping into the cracks. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 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, 21 Dec. 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 21 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bituminous

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bituminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bituminous. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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