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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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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 3, 2019-: Global Bitumen Emulsifier Market Trends Analysis (2013-2018) and Forecast (2019-2024) by End-use & Industry
This report studies the global market size of Bitumen, especially focuses on the key regions like United States, European Union, China, and other regions (Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia).
Gazpromneft-Bitumen Materials, operator of the Gazprom Neft bitumens business, achieved sales of more than 100,000 tonnes of high-tech modified bitumen and bitumen-derivative products in 1H 2019, with sales of premium products up 37-percent year-on-year.
PLANS to build a new bitumen facility in Merseyside have been likened to 'dropping a carbon bomb' over Bootle.
Arecent report indicates that bitumen now tops Nigeria's import bill.
This is to reflect the new focus of Strata, which is on the development of clean technologies as applied to bitumen. Strata's mission is to develop alternative uses for bitumen which maximize bitumen's economic value, yet minimize its environmental impact.
Summary: Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) is one of the specially designed and engineered bitumen grades that is used in making pavement, roads for heavy duty traffic and home roofing solutions to withstand extreme weather conditions.
[USPRwire, Wed Apr 03 2019] "Polymer modified bitumen (PMB) is a mixture of bitumen and polymers in which the polymer helps in changing the viscoelastic behavior of the bitumen making it more suitable for a range of stresses.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) is in the process of beginning the regulation of bitumen which is especially used in the road construction sector in the country.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 150 domestic and international companies are participating at the 10th International Exhibition of Bitumen, Asphalt, Insulation and Related Machinery (BAIEX 2019) in Tehran, indicating a 40% increase compared with the last edition.
The bitumen facility of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation already started production, which are both intended for domestic use as well as offshore markets.
Green Road will collect plastic garbage from the landfill and towns within the Thromde and turn them into polymerized bitumen, which will then be mixed with other substances and use for blacktopping.