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Cement vs. Sandstone

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Cementnoun

A powdered substance produced by firing (calcining) calcium carbonate (limestone) and clay that develops strong cohesive properties when mixed with water. The main ingredient of concrete.

Sandstonenoun

A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.

Cementnoun

(uncountable) The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water, or the rock-like substance (concrete) that forms when it dries.

Sandstonenoun

A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.

Cementnoun

(uncountable) Any material with strong adhesive and cohesive properties such as binding agents, glues, grout.

Sandstonenoun

a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

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Cementnoun

(figurative) A bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship or in society.

‘the cement of our love’;

Sandstone

Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized (0.0625 to 2 mm) silicate grains. Sandstones comprise about 20–25% of all sedimentary rocks.Most sandstone is composed of quartz or feldspar (both silicates) because they are the most resistant minerals to weathering processes at the Earth's surface, as seen in the Goldich dissolution series.

Cementnoun

(anatomy) The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; cementum.

Cementverb

(transitive) To affix with cement.

Cementverb

(transitive) To overlay or coat with cement.

‘to cement a cellar floor’;

Cementverb

To unite firmly or closely.

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Cementverb

(figuratively) To make permanent.

Cementnoun

Any substance used for making bodies adhere to each other, as mortar, glue, etc.

Cementnoun

A kind of calcined limestone, or a calcined mixture of clay and lime, for making mortar which will harden under water.

Cementnoun

The powder used in cementation. See Cementation, n., 2.

Cementnoun

Bond of union; that which unites firmly, as persons in friendship, or men in society.

Cementnoun

The layer of bone investing the root and neck of a tooth; - called also cementum.

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Cementverb

To unite or cause to adhere by means of a cement.

Cementverb

To unite firmly or closely.

Cementverb

To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.

Cementverb

To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere.

Cementnoun

concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement;

‘they stood on the gray cement beside the pool’;

Cementnoun

a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

Cementnoun

something that hardens to act as adhesive material

Cementnoun

any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

Cementnoun

a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth

Cementverb

make fast as if with cement;

‘We cemented our friendship’;

Cementverb

cover or coat with cement

Cementverb

bind or join with or as if with cement

Cement

A cement is a binder, a substance used for construction that sets, hardens, and adheres to other materials to bind them together. Cement is seldom used on its own, but rather to bind sand and gravel (aggregate) together.

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