• WordNet 3.6
    • v bituminize treat with bitumen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bituminize To prepare, treat, impregnate, or coat with bitumen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bituminize To form into or impregnate with bitumen. Also spelled bituminise.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. bituminiser,


In literature:

Bituminous coal, in unlimited quantities, is found a few miles to the south.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
They gave a flaring light with any quantity of bituminous-odoured smoke.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
The difference between the semi-bituminous and the bituminous coals is an important one, economically.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
She mines one quarter of the bituminous coal of the United States.
"A Short History of Pittsburgh" by Samuel Harden Church
They have not felt the impressionistic revolt from the old bituminous school.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
I do seven-tenths of the bituminous coal mining.
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
Bituminous coal is mined in twenty-five States of the Union, Pennsylvania, Illinois, West Virginia, and Ohio heading the list.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Vegetable bodies may be resolved into bituminous or coaly matter either by means of fire or by means of water.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Tar extracted from bituminous coal.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On the mainland and Vancouver's Island large deposits of bituminous coal are found, and on Queen Charlotte's Island a fine grade of anthracite.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
Calling the evaporative power of good anthracite coal 1, good bituminous coal rates at about 0.92, and coke from 0.89 to 0.95.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
Taken generally, the coals are bituminous in the south-east and anthracitic in the north-west.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Much of the bituminous deposits is on the dividing line between asphalt and coal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
Large quantities of bituminous coal and building stone are in the vicinity.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Mineral coal (bituminous) characterizes the entire region, as far as my excursion reached.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
As for the cause of this effect, common opinion conceives it to be the salt and bituminous thickness of the water.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
Even the term "bituminous" is scientifically inaccurate, there being, in fact, no bitumen in any coal.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Mineral coal (bituminous) characterizes the entire region, as far as my excursion reached.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
All Kentucky coal is either bituminous or semi-bituminous, but of several varieties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
One method produces it from bituminous coal heated in retorts.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Revision of D5 - 06e1 Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials.
D5-06e1 Standard Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials is being submitted for Reapproval and, per ASTM guidelines, for conversion to a Combined SI/English unit standard.
Indonesian Sub- Bituminous Coal Swaps Drop.
UMWA reaches tentative agreement with Bituminous Coal Operators' Association.
This practice defines various types of bituminous paving construction for which cutback asphalt may be used.
The 2009 Pavement Preservation (reclaim & bituminous overlay ) contract involves the following roadways.
Living in Florida at the time, he really didn't have much access to the bituminous rock that helps to power much of the United States.
The installation of the loop detectors will involve grinding a 3/4-inch wide hole in the bituminous in the existing left hand turn lane.
The Road Crab is a non-motorized machine designed to to slice under pavement reflectors and bituminous to remove the reflectors in one clean motion.
Solvent-Bearing Bituminous Compounds for Roofing and Waterproofing.
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.