Meaning of cementation

ce•men•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (sē"mun-tā'shun, -men-, sem"un-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act, process, or result of cementing.
  2. the heating of two substances in contact in order to effect some change in one of them, esp., the formation of steel by heating iron in powdered charcoal.
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