bitumen

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a solid hydrocarbon contained in coal

Construction

  • Any of several mixtures of naturally occurring or synthetically rendered hydrocarbons and other substances obtained from coal or petroleum by distillation. Bitumen is incorporated in asphalt and tar and is used in road surfacing and waterproofing operations.

Real Estate

  • noun a sticky mixture of hydrocarbons found in substances such as asphalt and tar
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