Adjective "bituminous" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Of, containing, or of the nature of bitumen.
  1. 'It was also postulated that the slow settling of organic material from the surface produced the bituminous carbonate layers known as oil shale.'
  2. 'The Government entered into a contract with Consolidated Contractors Company of Kuwait to construct a bituminous all-weather 74 kilometres road between Mongu and Kalabo.'
  3. 'Iron sulfides and/or black bituminous matter in the concretion matrix or enclosing shales show that the matrix material accumulated in oxygen-deficient waters.'
  4. 'Environments where bituminous mudrocks may form are waterlogged mires, swamp and bogs, stratified lakes and marine water with restricted circulation including backswamp conditions furthest from the fluvial channel.'
  5. 'The war brought corporate reorganization and consolidation to Pennsylvania's anthracite region, even while newly independent West Virginia's bituminous region lagged behind.'
  6. 'Dasag's range of natural asphalt tiles continues a 100-year tradition that has seen finely ground bituminous limestone pressed into durable and elegant tiles.'
  7. 'According to SPRI, PVC membranes are chemically incompatible with bituminous materials.'
  8. 'About 90% of Australia's 300 000 km of sealed road network consist of unbound granular materials with thin bituminous surfacings.'
  9. 'Higher liquid asphalt prices have pushed the price of finished bituminous concrete up by 6%, to between $25 and $30 per ton, says Roberts.'
  10. 'There were a few victories, mostly as a result of an intense organizing campaign in the bituminous districts of western Pennsylvania, but there were many more failures, in Pennsylvania and throughout the coal regions of Appalachia.'

More definitions

1. resembling or containing bitumen: bituminous shale.

More examples(as adjective)

"coals can be bituminous."

"shales can be bituminous."

"paints can be bituminous."

"mastics can be bituminous."

"waterproofers can be bituminous."

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Mid 16th century: from French bitumineux, from Latin bituminosus.