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cement

ce·ment

cement

 
 
pronunciation:
s ment
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various powdered mixtures of clay and limestone that harden into a solid with the addition of water, used as a construction material.
The basement floor is made out of cement, so it always feels cool.
 
synonyms:
mortar
similar words:
asphalt, concrete, grout, macadam, pavement, plaster, stucco
definition 2: any of various adhesives that harden upon drying; glue.
That broken cup can be fixed with cement.
synonyms:
adhesive, glue, gum, mucilage, paste
similar words:
epoxy
definition 3: anything that binds.
synonyms:
bond, gum
similar words:
adhesive, solder
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cemented, cementing, cements
definition 1: to bond or glue with, or as if with, cement.
I cemented the broken bowl back together.Sharing that difficult experience cemented their friendship.
synonyms:
bond, epoxy, glue, gum, mortar, paste
similar words:
bind, plaster, seal, stick
definition 2: to fill or cover with cement.
synonyms:
mortar, plaster, point
similar words:
concrete, macadamize, pave, seal, stucco
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become cemented or bonded.
synonyms:
adhere, bond, cohere, set, stick
similar words:
cling, fix, gum, harden, solidify, take
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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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