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cermet Line breaks: cer¦met
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːmɛt/

Definition of cermet in English:


Any of a class of heat-resistant materials made of ceramic and sintered metal.
Example sentences
  • It is the strongest structural material and is used to make parts for electrical circuits, cutting tools, cermets, and cemented carbide.
  • The documents below provide information about depleted uranium use in steel cermets for spent nuclear fuel.
  • The behavior of cermets under shock-wave loading conditions is examined.


1950s: blend of ceramic and metal.

Words that rhyme with cermet

triolet • calumet

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