Bitumen

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7-3-530

A black hydrocarbon mixture which occurs naturally or can be manufactured by distilling crude oil. It is mainly used as a waterproofing agent, and in road construction.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM