Meaning of CONCRETE in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin concretus, from past participle of concrescere Date: 14th century naming a real thing or class of things , formed by coalition of particles into one solid mass, 3. characterized by or belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events, specific , particular , real , tangible , relating to or made of ~ , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. verb (~d; concreting) Date: 1590 transitive verb 1. to form into a solid mass ; solidify , combine , blend , to make actual or real ; cause to take on the qualities of reality, to cover with, form of, or set in ~, intransitive verb to become ~d, III. noun Date: 1656 a mass formed by concretion or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body, a hard strong building material made by mixing a cementing material (as portland cement) and a mineral aggregate (as sand and gravel) with sufficient water to cause the cement to set and bind the entire mass, a waxy essence of flowers prepared by extraction and evaporation and used in perfumery

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