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Maltha vs. Bitumen

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Malthanoun

A thick mineral pitch.

Bitumennoun

Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame. 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.

Malthanoun

Mineral tar.

Bitumennoun

(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.

Malthanoun

(historical) Any similar preparation used by the ancients as a cement, stucco, or mortar.

Bitumennoun

(Canada) Canadian deposits of extremely heavy crude oil.

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Malthanoun

A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.

Bitumennoun

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.

Malthanoun

Mortar.

Bitumennoun

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.

Malthanoun

a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt

Bitumennoun

any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons

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