|1.||the process of heating a solid with a powdered material to modify the properties of the solid, esp the heating of wrought iron, surrounded with charcoal, to 750--900°C to produce steel|
|2.||the process of cementing or being cemented|
|3.||civil engineering the injection of cement grout into fissured rocks to make them watertight|
|cementation (sē'měn-tā'shən) Pronunciation Key
A metallurgical coating process in which a metal or alloy such as iron or steel is immersed in a powder of another metal, such as zinc, chromium, or aluminum, and heated to a temperature below the melting point of either. Cementation is often employed to increase resistance to oxidation.