cement


cement
cement [sə ment′]
n.
[ME & OFr ciment < L caementum, rough stone, chippings < * caedimentum < caedere, to cut down: see -CIDE]
1.
a) a powdered substance made of burned lime and clay, mixed with water and sand to make mortar or with water, sand, and gravel to make concrete: the mixture hardens when it dries
b) CONCRETE: a loose usage
2. any soft substance that fastens things together firmly when it hardens, as glue
3. anything that joins together or unites; bond
4. CEMENTUM
5. the fine-grained material that binds together the larger constituents in many kinds of sedimentary or clastic rock
6. Dentistry a cementlike substance used to fill cavities, set crowns, etc.
7. Metallurgy a dust or powder, as of charcoal or sand, or a finely divided metal, used in cementation
vt.
1. to join or unite with or as with cement
2. to cover with cement
vi.
to become cemented
cementer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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