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bi·tu·men

 (bĭ-to͞o′mən, -tyo͞o′-, bī-)
n.
Any of various flammable mixtures of relatively nonvolatile hydrocarbons that occur naturally or are obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. Bitumens are used for paving, roofing, and waterproofing. Also called asphalt.

[Middle English, mineral pitch from the Near East, from Latin bitūmen, perhaps of Celtic origin and akin to Welsh bedw, birch trees (a common source of pitch).]

bi·tu′mi·noid′ (-mə-noid′) adj.

bitumen

(ˈbɪtjʊmɪn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of various viscous or solid impure mixtures of hydrocarbons that occur naturally in asphalt, tar, mineral waxes, etc: used as a road surfacing and roofing material
2. (Elements & Compounds) the constituents of coal that can be extracted by an organic solvent
3. (Chemistry) any liquid suitable for coating aggregates
4. (Civil Engineering) the bitumen
a. Austral and NZ informal any road with a bitumen surface
b. (capital) Austral informal the road in the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs
5. (Art Terms) a transparent brown pigment or glaze made from asphalt
[C15: from Latin bitūmen, perhaps of Celtic origin]
bituminous adj

bi•tu•men

(baɪˈtu mən, -ˈtyu-, bɪ-, ˈbɪtʃ ʊ-)

n.
1. any of various natural substances, as asphalt, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.
2. (formerly) an asphalt of Asia Minor used as cement and mortar.
[1425–75; late Middle English bithumen < Latin bitūmen]
bi•tu′mi•noid`, adj.

bi·tu·men

(bĭ-to͞o′mən)
Any of various flammable mixtures of hydrocarbons and other substances found in asphalt and tar. Bitumens occur naturally or are produced from petroleum and coal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bitumen - any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
tar, pitch - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
Translations
قار، زِفْت، قَطْران
živice
asfaltbeg
bitumen
jarîbik
bitumasbituminis
bitumens

bitumen

[ˈbɪtjʊmɪn] Nbetún m

bitumen

[ˈbɪtʃʊmɪn] nbitume m

bitumen

nBitumen nt

bitumen

[ˈbɪtjʊmɪn] nbitume m

bitter

(ˈbitə) adjective
1. having a sharp, acid taste like lemons etc, and sometimes unpleasant. a bitter orange.
2. full of pain or sorrow. She learned from bitter experience; bitter disappointment.
3. hostile. full of hatred or opposition: bitter enemies.
4. very cold. a bitter wind.
ˈbitterness noun
ˈbitterly adverb
bitterly disappointed; bitterly cold.
bittergourd noun
a long, fleshy, bitter-tasting fruit usually used as a vegetable.
bitumen (ˈbitjumin) noun
a black, sticky substance obtained from petroleum.
biˈtuminous (-ˈtjuːmi-) adjective
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Beside the petrochemical items, 5,000 tons of bitumen from Tabriz Oil Refinery, 7,000 tons of granulated sulfur from Shazand Oil Refinery in the central province of Arak, 2,000 tons of bitumen 85100 from Hormuzgan Bitumen Industries and 500 tons of insulators from Bayer Tous Sharq were traded in the exports floor of the IME.
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Gulf Petrochem, which has its head office in the UAE, has announced its acquisition of the Royal Dutch Shell Specialties Bitumen plant the Indian state of Gujarat.
Abu Dhabi: UAE-based Gulf Petrochem on Wednesday announced its acquisition of the Royal Dutch Shell Specialties Bitumen plant at Savli, near Vadodara in Gujarat, India.
Gulf Petrochem, which has its head office in the UAE, has acquired the Royal Dutch Shell Specialties bitumen plant at Savli, near Vadodara in Gujarat, India.
The acquisition, through a direct purchase, will complement the construction of a high capacity storage terminal for various petroleum products at Pipavav in Gujarat and meet the ever increasing demand for bitumen speciality products in West and North India, a statement said.
Considering a huge territory of the Russian Federation, characterized by a wide range of operating temperatures, one of the ways to increase the transport and operational performance of pavements is to modify bitumen with different polymeric additives in order to extend the temperature range of reliable performance of asphalt concrete pavements.
com)-- For centuries, bitumen has been used in a wide variety of applications, mainly in the production of asphalt.
Uzbekistan will purchase 159,000 tons of road bitumen in the UK, according to a government decision from April 21, 2014.
One of the main technical policies in the field of organic binders, implemented in Russia and in the world, is to focus on improvement in road bitumen quality.