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cement
American English: /səˈmɛnt/
British English: /sɪˈmɛnt/

Translation of cement in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (Constr)
    Example sentences
    • We were having some building work done and there was cement, sand and mortar lying around.
    • Construction methods are traditional: earth bricks, stone, gravel, cement and sand, with flat or thatched roofs.
    • This figure is the ratio of sand to the sum of the Portland cement, lime, and mortar cement or masonry cement in the mortar.
    Example sentences
    • The room is constructed of cinderblocks, gravel, and cement, giving it a very old-fashioned medieval dungeon like appearance.
    • West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison has challenged the Environment Agency's plans to allow the burning of toxic waste in cement and lime kilns.
    • The exuberant, deadly light embraced the dank alley as it sped toward Zarl, uprooting the earth once trapped by cement and gravel.
    1.2 (Dentistry)
    Example sentences
    • All electrodes were soldered to a miniature socket, which was attached to the skull with dental cement.
    • The Israeli surgeons say that a form of root canal treatment by injection of cement may be effective in a range of bone and joint disorders.
    • Bonding between the cement and dental hard tissues is achieved through an ionic exchange at the interface.
    1.3 (glue)
    Example sentences
    • ‘Hey Adam thanks for letting me use your spiking glue and spiking cement today,’ Ian said.
    • I placed the front panel of California face down on the floor and used Dap Weldwood contact cement to glue side-pieces along the edges.
    • If you have quick-set epoxy or muffler cement, patch the leaks after allowing the damaged section to dry thoroughly.
    1.4 (uniting element)
    Example sentences
    • Without effective state support for disciplinary sanctions, voluntary consensus was the only real cement for community.
    • Islam was the cement he used to unite the Arab tribes; commerce was to be the only noble occupation.
    • We may regard the DANCE ANNUAL DIRECTORY as a bunch of names and numbers, but it truly is the cement of our community.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Constr)
    unir con cemento
    to cement something (over)
    revestir algo de cemento
    cementar algo (Latin America)
    1.2 (Dentistry)
    Example sentences
    • I made a start yesterday by cementing the first supporting post in but I'll have to wait till the weekend till I can get back to it.
    • The nearby Jubilee Garden, next to the Old Bell Hotel, has four benches, which have been cemented to the ground because of previous problems with vandalism.
    • The concrete blocks were placed on the street's surface, using interlocking sections and were not cemented to the ground.
    1.3 (make firm)
    (friendship/alliance)
    Example sentences
    • Finally, elitist condescension, however merited, helps cement Bush's bond to the masses.
    • Apart from creating employment is also serves to enhance the area and cement community and social bonds.
    • Malinowski found that kula cements social bonds between island groups, and according to anthropologist Richard Harper this makes it an ideal basis for new ways to make technology useful.

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