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bituminous

[ bahy-too-muh-nuhs, -tyoo-, bih- ]
/ baɪˈtu mə nəs, -ˈtyu-, bɪ- /
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adjective
resembling or containing bitumen: bituminous shale.
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Origin of bituminous

1610–20; <Latin bitūminōsus, equivalent to bitūmin- (stem of bitūmen) bitumen + -ōsus-ous

OTHER WORDS FROM bituminous

non·bi·tu·mi·nous, adjective
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