- 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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By capping a retired landfill with cement and capturing the methane produced by it, these offset programs can avoid the climate-warming contribution of that methane.How to buy carbon offsets that actually make a difference|Ula Chrobak|December 3, 2020|Popular-Science
Ice within rock fissures acts like cement, keeping parts of the mountain together.How Climate Change Is Making the Alps More Dangerous|Agostino Petroni|October 23, 2020|Outside Online
I use Ultracal 30, which is a gypsum cement to make a negative mold.Making Halloween Masks That Don’t Suck|Eugene Robinson|October 16, 2020|Ozy
To reach the high temperatures required to produce steel and cement, coke — processed high-grade coal — is typically used.
The problem is, China is just beginning to explore the use of hydrogen for steel and cement.
The film also cemented its Rocky Horror status with a limited late-night theatrical run.‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?|Jason Lynch|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These feats, among others, have cemented him as an artist whose talents continue to push the limits of effective storytelling.Image is Everything: An Interview with Alejandro Zambra|Juan Vidal|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trierweiler leaves the Elysée Palace having never cemented her place there with a leery French public.Francois Hollande Announces Breakup with First Lady Valerie Trierweiler|Tracy McNicoll|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Court papers report, “Together, they packaged the remains and then re-cemented the area.”A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court|Michael Daly|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His prominence was cemented by an appearance in a video of a tank ambush that killed hundreds of Russian soldiers in 1996.Tsarnaev Brothers’ Impact on U.S.-Russian Counterterrorism Cooperation|Andrew S. Weiss|April 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And the words, hitherto un-united, which are thus cemented together, are called Extremes.
You can then test yourself on the work by calling to mind whatever you have thus cemented together.
The rush up the Nile had not begun, and travellers had not yet cemented their travelling acquaintanceships.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
A concretion of rounded quartz pebbles, cemented by ferruginous matter, apparently of recent formation.
Calcareous incrustations, including fragments of madrepores, and of shells, cemented by splintery carbonate of lime.