cementation

noun ce·men·ta·tion \ ˌsē-ˌmen-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of cementation

1 : a process of surrounding a solid with a powder and heating the whole so that the solid is changed by chemical combination with the powder
2 : the act or process of cementing : the state of being cemented

First Known Use of cementation

1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

cementation

noun ce·men·ta·tion \ ˌsē-ˌmen-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of cementation

: the act or process of attaching (as a dental restoration to a natural tooth) by means of cement

Learn More about cementation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cementation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fill with foolish love or admiration

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!