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v. coat with cement, fill with cement; bind together with cement; reinforce
n. concrete, mortar; bonding agent; filling (for teeth)
n. (Dentistry) bonding substances placed in the mouth as a sticky and thick liquid and set to a hard mass (usually used in restorative and orthodontic dental procedures)
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In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The word "cement" traces to the Romans, who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry resembling modern concrete that was made from crushed rock with burnt lime as binder. The volcanic ash and pulverized brick additives that were added to the burnt lime to obtain a hydraulic binder were later referred to as cementum, cimentum, cäment, and cement.
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1. concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement; "they stood on the gray cement beside the pool"
2. a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
(hypernym) building material
(hyponym) hydraulic cement, Portland cement
3. something that hardens to act as adhesive material
(hypernym) adhesive material, adhesive
(hyponym) glue, gum, mucilage
4. any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
(hypernym) filling, fill
5. a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
(hypernym) solid body substance
(part-holonym) root, tooth root
1. make fast as if with cement; "We cemented our friendship"
2. cover or coat with cement
(hypernym) coat, surface
3. bind or join with or as if with cement
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
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n. cement, concrete, mortar; bonding agent
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v. cementovat; tmelit; utužit
n. cement; beton; pojivo; tmel; cement
n. zubní cement
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