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cement Tweet Definition of cement Like Definition of cement on Facebook
noun
  1. A powdered substance that develops strong adhesive properties when mixed with water.
  2. The paste-like substance resulting from mixing such a powder with water.
  3. Any material with strong adhesive properties.
  4. (count noun) A particular type or brand of cement.
verb
  1. To affix with cement.
  2. (figuratively) To ensure an outcome.
chert Tweet Definition of chert Like Definition of chert on Facebook
noun ()
  1. An impure, massive, generally dull colored, flintlike quartz or hornstone. By general usage in mineralogy and geology, a chert does not have a conchoidal fracture. By general North American usage in archaeology (archeology) the term chert has been used until recently for quartzes (including flint) with a conchoidal fracture.
cleavage Tweet Definition of cleavage Like Definition of cleavage on Facebook
noun
  1. The hollow or separation between a woman's breasts, especially as revealed by a low neckline.
  2. The act of cleave, cleaving or the state of being cleft.
  3. (mineralogy) The tendency of a crystal to split along specific planes.
  4. (chemistry) The splitting of a large molecule into smaller ones.
  5. (biology) The repeated division of a cell into daughter cells after mitosis.
cobble Tweet Definition of cobble Like Definition of cobble on Facebook
noun
  1. A cobblestone.
verb (cobbl, ing)
  1. To make shoes (what a cobbler does).
  2. To assemble ('cobble together' an improvised assembly).
cobblestone Tweet Definition of cobblestone Like Definition of cobblestone on Facebook
noun
  1. A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads.

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