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Noun: cement  si'ment
  1. A building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
  2. Something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  3. Any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  4. A specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
    - cementum
  5. Concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
    "they stood on the grey cement beside the pool"
Verb: cement  si'ment
  1. Make fast as if with cement
    "We cemented our friendship"
  2. Cover or coat with cement
  3. Bind or join with or as if with cement

Derived forms: cements, cementing, cemented

Type of: adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material, bind, building material, coat, concrete, fasten, fill, filling, fix, secure, solid body substance, surface

Part of: concrete, mortar, root

Encyclopedia: Cement, OK