See bitumen.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bituminoid — i*tu min*oid adj. of or pertaining to bitumen. like a bitumenoid remark Syn: bitumenoid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bituminoid — bi·tu·mi·noid …   English syllables

  • bituminoid — adjective like bitumen • Syn: ↑bitumenoid • Pertains to noun: ↑bitumen (for: ↑bitumenoid), ↑bitumen …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitumen — bituminoid /buy tooh meuh noyd , tyooh , bi /, adj. /buy tooh meuhn, tyooh , bi , bich oo /, n. 1. any of various natural substances, as asphalt, maltha, or gilsonite, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons. 2. (formerly) an asphalt of Asia Minor used …   Universalium

  • bitumenoid — adjective like bitumen • Syn: ↑bituminoid • Pertains to noun: ↑bitumen, ↑bitumen (for: ↑bituminoid) * * * adjective see bituminoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitumen — /ˈbɪtʃəmən / (say bichuhmuhn) noun 1. any of various natural substances, as asphalt, maltha, etc., consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, and used in surfacing roads, roofing, etc. 2. a brown tar or asphalt like substance used in painting. –phrase 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • bitumen —   n. mineral pitch; several partly oxygenated hydrocarbons; asphalt; pigment obtained from asphalt.    ♦ bituminate,    ♦ bituminize, v.t. cement with or convert into bitumen.    ♦ bituminoid, a. like bitumen.    ♦ bituminous, a. like or… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bitumen — [bi to͞o′mən, bīto͞o′mən; bityo͞o′mən, bītyo͞o′mən] n. [L < Celt (or ? Oscan Umbrian) < IE * gwet , resin > Sans jatu, gum, Bret bezuen, birch] 1. Obs. asphalt found in a natural state 2. any of various black, combustible, solid to… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.