"process of producing cohesion," 1590s, from cement (v.) + noun ending -ation.
c. 1400, "to bind (solid bodies) together with or as with cement," from cement (n.) or Old French cimenter. Figurative sense "to unite firmly" is from c. 1600. Related: Cemented; cementing.
the end of some nouns of action; see -ate + -ion.
updated on October 25, 2017