What does bitumen mean?

Definitions for bitumen
baɪˈtu mən, -ˈtyu-, bɪ-, ˈbɪtʃ ʊ-bi·tu·men

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bitumen(noun)

    any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

Wiktionary

  1. bitumen(Noun)

    Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, et cetera.

  2. bitumen(Noun)

    By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petrolea, and even the light, volatile naphthas.

  3. bitumen(Noun)

    (Canadian English) Canadian deposits of extremely heavy crude oil

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bitumen(noun)

    mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt

  2. Bitumen(noun)

    by extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bitumen

    bi-tū′men, or bit′yu-men, n. a name applied to various inflammable mineral substances, as naphtha, petroleum, asphaltum.—v.t. Bitū′minate, to mix with or make into bitumen—also Bitū′minise.—adjs. Bitū′minous, Bitūmed′ (Shak.), impregnated with bitumen. [L.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bitumen

    an inflammable mineral substance, presumably of vegetable origin, called Naphtha when liquid and light-coloured, Petroleum when less fluid and darker, Maltha when viscid, and Asphalt when solid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitumen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitumen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bitumen in a Sentence

  1. Flavio Volpe:

    So I think it’s important we get some technical advice from the experts at (the U.S. Trade Representative) on how exactly we’re going to do that… A lot of plastics are petroleum-based. So what’s the methodology there — are we tracing back to bitumen, are we tracing back to sweet crude? “When you say you’re going back to the base raw materials that’s what you’re talking about. So when did the dinosaurs die? And where did they die? And can we claim ownership of that?

  2. Directa Plus:

    100 per cent recycled, which can reduce the extraction of new materials from quarries and first-use bitumen.

  3. Cameron Todd:

    We've got a technology that allows you to more efficiently get bitumen out of oil sands, we've got a process that works and ... it means you don't have a problem with sludge that's left over and needs to go to a tailings pond.

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