Cement ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Cement ( noun )

  1. A powdery substance made from a mixture of calcium, silica, alumina, and iron that hardens when mixed with water and used as a binder in making concrete and mortar.
  2. Something that serves to bind or unite.

Origin:

From old french ciment, from latin cæmentum, from cædō ("i cu.t")

Examples:

  1. The workers mixed the cement with water and sand to make the concrete.
  2. He spread a thin layer of cement on the floor.
  3. The cement used in the construction was of poor quality.
  4. The cement factory was the largest source of pollution in the area.
  5. The cement truck spilled its load on the road.

(As a verb)

Cement ( verb )

  1. A powdery substance made from a mixture of calcium, silica, alumina, and iron that hardens when mixed with water and used as a binder in making concrete and mortar.
  2. Something that serves to bind or unite.

Origin:

From old french ciment, from latin cæmentum, from cædō ("i cu.t")

Examples:

  1. The workers mixed the cement with water and sand to make the concrete.
  2. He spread a thin layer of cement on the floor.
  3. The cement used in the construction was of poor quality.
  4. The cement factory was the largest source of pollution in the area.
  5. The cement truck spilled its load on the road.
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