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cement

noun [U] uk   us   /sɪˈment/

cement noun [U] (BUILDING MATERIAL)

a grey powder that is mixed with water and sand to make mortar or with water, sand, and small stones to make concrete: a bag of cement a cement factory

cement noun [U] (GLUE)

a substance that sticks things together: Dentists use cement to hold crowns and bridges in place.

cement

verb [T] uk   us   /sɪˈment/

cement verb [T] (STICK TOGETHER)

to put cement on a surface or stick things together using cement

cement verb [T] (MAKE STRONGER)

to make something such as an agreement or friendship stronger: The university's exchange scheme has cemented its links with many other academic institutions.
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