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Definition of Bitumen

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substance mainly made up of hydrocarbons (i.e. asphalt)
Bitumen Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
N
bitumen| pitch| asphalt (generic name for various hydrocarbons)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt.
  
(n.)
By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas.
  
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bitumen
\bi*tu"men\ (&?;), n. [l. bitumen: cf. f. bitume. cf. béton.]
1. mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; jew's pitch. it occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the dead and caspian seas. it is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. see asphalt.
2. by extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas.


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 elastic bitumen 
 bitumen process 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dyglist = n. slime, bitumen
Australian Slang
1. asphalt road surface; 2. surfaced road
set out; depart
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
(hypernym) hydrocarbon
(hyponym) pitch, tar
(derivation) bituminize, bituminise
Bitumen Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
Petroleum in semi-solid or solid forms.
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EIA Energy Glossary
A naturally occurring viscous mixture, mainly of hydrocarbons heavier than pentane, that may contain sulphur compounds and that, in its natural occurring viscous state, is not recoverable at a commercial rate through a well.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
Extremely heavy semi-solid product of oil refining, made up of heavy hydrocarbons, used for road-building and roofing.
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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Asphalt ( or ), also known as bitumen , is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used.

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EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
Gooey, black, high-sulfur, heavy oil extracted from tar sand and then upgraded to synthetic fuel oil. See tar sand.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reference list click here.
Bitumen Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
vesuhl (anc.)
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gen. 11:3, R.V., margin, rendered in the A.V. "slime"), a mineral pitch. With this the ark was pitched (6:14. See also Ex. 2:3.) (See SLIME.)