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Pronunciation: /sɪˈment/

Translation of cement in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Constr] cemento (masculine)
    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/Odontología] empaste (masculine), cemento (masculine)
    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) adhesivo (masculine)
    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) aglutinante (masculine)
    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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Constr] unir con cemento to cement sth (over) revestir* algo de cemento, cementar algo (Latin America/América Latina) 1.2 [Dentistry/Odontología] empastar 1.3 (make firm) [friendship/alliance] consolidar, fortalecer*

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