debituminize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ bitumen +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈbɪtjəmɪnaɪz/

Verb[edit]

debituminize (third-person singular simple present debituminizes, present participle debituminizing, simple past and past participle debituminized)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of bitumen.
    • 1981, Charles H. Fuchsman, Potential industrial chemical utilization of Minnesota peat
      Use of debituminized peat for fertilizer production

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.