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cement

noun [U] uk   /sɪˈment/ us  

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   /sɪˈment/ us  

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.
Translations of “cement”
in Korean 시멘트…
in Arabic أسْمَنْت…
in French ciment, amalgame…
in Turkish çimento…
in Italian cemento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 建築材料, 水泥…
in Russian цемент…
in Polish cement…
in Spanish cemento, adhesivo, empaste…
in Portuguese cimento…
in German der Zement, der Klebstoff, der Zahnzement…
in Catalan ciment…
in Japanese セメント…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建筑材料, 水泥…
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