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 (bĭ-to͞o′mə-nəs, -tyo͞o′-, bī-)
1. Like or containing bitumen.
2. Of or relating to bituminous coal.
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(baɪˈtu mə nəs, -ˈtyu-, bɪ-)

1. resembling or containing bitumen: bituminous shale.
2. of or pertaining to bituminous coal.
[1610–20; < Latin bitūminōsus]
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Adj.1.bituminous - resembling or containing bitumen; "bituminous coal"
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قاريّ، قَطراني
bikkenndur; jarîbiks-


[bɪˈtjʊmɪnəs] ADJbituminoso
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adj bituminous coalStein- or Fettkohle f
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[bɪˈtjuːmɪnəs] adjbituminoso/a
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(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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References in classic literature ?
Between the blocks of basalt wound long streams of lava, long since grown cold, encrusted with bituminous rays; and in some places there were spread large carpets of sulphur.
From the description given of it, it is evidently the bituminous oil, called petrolium or naphtha, which forms a principal ingredient in the potent medicine called British Oil.
On parting he slipped upon my finger a curiously wrought ring set with a dead-black, lusterless stone, which appeared more like a bit of bituminous coal than the priceless Barsoomian gem which in reality it is.
The presence of phosphatic nodules and bituminous matter in some of the lowest azoic rocks, probably indicates the former existence of life at these periods.
The buildings are smoky and blackened, from the use of bituminous coal, but an Englishman is well used to that appearance, and indisposed to quarrel with it.
There is a dry bituminous wood upon the plateau--a species of araucaria, according to our botanist--which is always used by the Indians for torches.
You know today, without my telling you, that the Railroad Trust owns or controls the entire anthracite and bituminous coal fields.
Bituminous: This is a dirtier and softer material than anthracite, with more moisture and volatile components.
The rank of the coal is sub-bituminous- A to high volatile bituminous.
It sets reference values for emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels "from the source to the pump," including for bituminous sands, also known as tar sands.