Cement

Definition of Cement

Ce`ment´   Pronunciation: sĕ`mĕnt´ or sĕm´ĕnt
n.1.Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.
2.A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.
3.The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.
4.Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
5.(Anat.) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; - called also cementum.
Hydraulic cement
See under Hydraulic.
v. t.1.To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.
[imp. & p. p. Cemented; p. pr. & vb. n. Cementing.]
2.To unite firmly or closely.
3.To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
v. i.1.To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

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