- a hardening, adhesive, plastic substance, used in the repair of teeth for anchoring fillings or inlays, for filling, or for fastening crowns.
- Informal. cementum.
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Being authentic cements stronger relationships and higher engagement, which are critical to opening up opportunities for all.3 ways to make sure corporate diversity and inclusion efforts have a lasting impact|matthewheimer|August 31, 2020|Fortune
In real life, making urea cement will probably be more complicated than just peeing in a bucket, says Belinda Rich.Astronauts may be able to make cement with their own pee|Lisa Grossman|June 16, 2020|Science News For Students
They topped off this mix with some water to make the cement.Astronauts may be able to make cement with their own pee|Lisa Grossman|June 16, 2020|Science News For Students
For instance, it might prevent clogs in tubes that carry cement.Physicists foil classic oobleck science trick|Emily Conover|June 9, 2020|Science News For Students
In all of these products, adding graphene would reduce the overall amount of plastic or cement that would be needed for some application.Converting trash to valuable graphene in a flash|Alison Pearce Stevens|March 20, 2020|Science News For Students
He was pinned to the cement for his refusal to go along with an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holding the architectural smorgasbord of a castle together was cement, wire, and mortar.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand|Nina Strochlic|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More recently, the rows of red and gray cement housing project blocks that sprouted up in the 1980s dominate the view.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And to check out this 100-year-old steel and cement engineering marvel.A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Panama Turns 100|Bill Schulz|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Death waits for these things as a cement floor waits for a dropping light bulb.American Dreams: Saul Bellow’s Masterpiece of Lamentation|Nathaniel Rich|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is sometimes asked, cannot “Analysis” cement together unconnected “Extremes”?Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Delancy turned the sedan through the door of the big garage, rolled across the wide parking floor to the cement ramp at the rear.
He washed the cement floor with the hose, and while waiting for it to dry he rinsed his brushes in turpentine.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
This is the material of the celebrated Roman cement, which holds together to this day the massy structures of ancient Rome.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
The pillars and walls are covered with a white cement, which is equal to marble for its polish.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer