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Topic: CONSTRUCTION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: ciment, from Latin caementum 'small pieces of stone used in making mortar', from caedere 'to cut'

cement

1 noun
     
ce‧ment1 [uncountable]
1TBC a grey powder made from lime and clay that becomes hard when it is mixed with water and allowed to dry, and that is used in building [↪ concrete]:
a bag of cement
2DH a thick sticky substance that becomes very hard when it dries and is used for filling holes or sticking things together
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