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cement

ce·ment

cement

 
pronunciation:
s ment
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part of speech: noun
definition: a powder made of clay and rock that becomes hard when you add water. Cement is used as a building material.
The sidewalk is made of cement.
 
similar words:
asphalt, concrete, pavement
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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