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bituminize

[ bahy-too-muh-nahyz, -tyoo-, bih- ]

verb (used with object)

, bi·tu·mi·nized, bi·tu·mi·niz·ing.
  1. to convert into or treat with bitumen.


bituminize

/ bɪˈtjuːmɪˌnaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to treat with or convert into bitumen


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Derived Forms

  • biˌtuminiˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • bi·tumi·ni·zation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bituminize1

1745–55; < Latin bitūmin- (stem of bitūmen ) bitumen + -ize

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