bituminize

[ bahy-too-muh-nahyz, -tyoo-, bi- ]
/ baɪˈtu məˌnaɪz, -ˈtyu-, bɪ- /

verb (used with object), bi·tu·mi·nized, bi·tu·mi·niz·ing.

to convert into or treat with bitumen.

Nearby words

  1. bitting,
  2. bittock,
  3. bittorrent,
  4. bitty,
  5. bitumen,
  6. bituminous,
  7. bituminous coal,
  8. bitzer,
  9. biunique,
  10. biuniqueness

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

/ (bɪˈtjuːmɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

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

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