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[mal-thuh] /ˈmæl θə/

a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.
any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.
a viscous mineral liquid or semiliquid bitumen; a mineral tar.
another name for mineral tar
any of various naturally occurring mixtures of hydrocarbons, such as ozocerite


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