Definition for CEM'ENT

CEM'ENT, n. [L. cæmentum; Fr. ciment; Arm. cimant; Sp. cimiento, the ground work of a building; It. cimento, an essay or experiment.]

  1. Any glutinous or other substance capable of uniting bodies in close cohesion, as mortar, glue, soder, &c. In building, cement denotes a stronger kind of mortar than that which is ordinarily used. – Encyc.
  2. Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.
  3. Powders or pastes, surrounding bodies in pots and crucibles, for chimical purposes.

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