Origin of bitumen
OTHER WORDS FROM bitumenbi·tu·mi·noid [bahy-too-muh-noid, -tyoo-, bih-], /baɪˈtu məˌnɔɪd, -ˈtyu-, bɪ-/, adjective
Words nearby bitumen
How to use bitumen in a sentence
It would transport bitumen and liquefied natural gas drawn from the tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, mainly in Texas.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few years ago birds began dying after landing on these lakes and getting slathered in bitumen.
Many runways are asphaltic concrete—aggregate in a bitumen binder—which softens and melts under heat.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?|Bill Sweetman|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They pump their haul of diluted bitumen into tanker cars in the terminal's loading yard, thick with the smell of petroleum.
Felt covered with bitumen is an excellent substitute for asphalt, and is not liable to crack or squeeze out.
He speaks of circular craft, covered with skins and caulked with bitumen, and made on wooden frames.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
The tops of these arches were covered with stones, rushes and bitumen, and plates of lead, to prevent leakage.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
They brought before me in a cloud of bitumen and sulphur Duke Rauking, who, the sacrilegious wretch!The Poniard's Hilt|Eugne Sue
Asphalt, or Asphaltum, the most common variety of bitumen; also called mineral pitch.
British Dictionary definitions for bitumen
- Australian and NZ informal any road with a bitumen surface
- (capital) Australian informal the road in the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs