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cement

ce·ment

cement

 
 
pronunciation:
s ment
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a powder made of clay and limestone that becomes hard when water is added. Cement is used as a building material.
 
synonyms:
mortar
similar words:
asphalt, concrete, pavement, plaster
definition 2: a sticky material, such as paste or glue, that gets hard when it dries.
synonyms:
adhesive, glue, gum, mucilage, paste
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cemented, cementing, cements
definition: to glue or fasten with cement.
I cemented the broken bowl back together.
synonyms:
bond, glue, gum, paste
similar words:
bind, plaster, seal, stick
Language Note
The nouns cement and concrete are often confused. Cement is a powder made of crushed rock and minerals. It is an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a hard, strong building material made of cement and sand or gravel mixed with water. Cement is often mixed into concrete in large trucks at a building site.
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