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Noun: cementation  ,see-mun'tey-shun or ,see,men'tey-shun
  1. A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances, and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal, and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand
  2. The act or process of cementing

Derived forms: cementations

Encyclopedia: Cementation