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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bitumen  \Bi*tu"men\,  n.  [L.  bitumen:  cf  F.  bitume.  Cf 
  {B['e]ton}.] 
  1.  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bitumen 
  n  :  any  of  various  naturally  occurring  impure  mixtures  of 
  hydrocarbons 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bitumen 
  Gen.  11:3,  R.V.,  margin,  rendered  in  the  A.V.  "slime"),  a 
  mineral  pitch.  With  this  the  ark  was  pitched  (6:14.  See  also  Ex 
  2:3.)  (See  {SLIME}.) 
 




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