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Convert into, impregnate with, or cover with bitumen.
- ‘The hydrocarbon migration history of the basin has important implications for understanding the textural relationship between gold, bituminized oil and uraninite in the giant gold-uranium-pyrite ore deposits.’
- ‘They will also bituminise the community's main road to reduce the risk of dust-borne health hazards.’
- ‘The sealing would have completed ongoing works to create a bituminised road along the coast from Dongara to Lancelin.’
- ‘With the road to Cape Tribulation now bituminised, settlement of the privately owned allotments within the Daintree is escalating.’
- ‘That layer was, by the time of the events with which I am concerned, if not from the outset, covered in bituminised felt.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.