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bituminize

[bahy-too-muh-nahyz, -tyoo-, bi-]
verb (used with object), bi·tu·mi·nized, bi·tu·mi·niz·ing.
  1. to convert into or treat with bitumen.
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Also especially British, bi·tu·mi·nise.

Origin of bituminize

1745–55; < Latin bitūmin- (stem of bitūmen) bitumen + -ize
Related formsbi·tu·mi·ni·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bituminize

bituminize

bituminise

verb
  1. (tr) to treat with or convert into bitumen
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Derived Formsbituminization or bituminisation, noun
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