3. To overlay or coat with cement; as, to cement a cellar bottom.
(Ce*ment"), v. i. To become cemented or firmly united; to cohere. S. Sharp.
(Ce*ment"al) a. Of or pertaining to cement, as of a tooth; as, cemental tubes. R. Owen.
1. The act or process of cementing.
2. (Chem.) A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances,
and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body
being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal,
and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand.
(Ce*ment"a*to*ry) a. Having the quality of cementing or uniting firmly.
(Ce*ment"er) n. A person or thing that cements.
(Cem`en*ti"tious) a. [L. caementitius pertaining to quarry stones. See Cement, n. ] Of
the nature of cement. [R.] Forsyth.
(Cem`e*te"ri*al) a. Of or pertaining to a cemetery. "Cemeterial cells." [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Cem"e*ter*y) n.; pl. Cemeteries [L. cemeterium, Gr. a sleeping chamber, burial place,
fr. to put to sleep.] A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a
(Ce*nan"thy) n. [Gr. empty + a flower.] (Bot.) The absence or suppression of the essential
organs (stamens and pistil) in a flower.
(Ce*na"tion) n. [L. cenatio.] Meal-taking; dining or supping. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Cen"a*to*ry) a. [L. cenatorius, fr. cenare to dine, sup, fr. cena, coena, dinner, supper.]
Of or pertaining to dinner or supper. [R.]
The Romans washed, were anointed, and wore a cenatory garment.
Sir T. Browne.
(Cen"o*bite) n. [L. coenobita, fr. Gr. koino`bios; koino`s common + bi`os life: cf. F. cénobite.]
One of a religious order, dwelling in a convent, or a community, in opposition to an anchoret, or hermit,
who lives in solitude. Gibbon.
(Cen`o*bit"ic Cen`o*bit"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. cénobitique.] Of or pertaining to a cenobite.
(Cen"o*bi*tism) n. The state of being a cenobite; the belief or practice of a cenobite. Milman.
(Ce*nog"a*my) n. [Gr. koino`s common + ga`mos marriage.] The state of a community
which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing
(Cen"o*taph) n. [Gr. kenota`fion; keno`s empty + ta`fos burial, tomb: cf. F. cénotaphe.] An
empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere. Dryden.
A cenotaph in Westminster Abbey.