- adj. 混凝土的；实在的，具体的；有形的
- vi. 凝结
- vt. 使凝固；用混凝土修筑
- n. 具体物；凝结物
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1、con- "together" + cret- + -e.
2、字面含义：grow together. => solid, actual, building material made from cement.
con-, 强调。-cre, 生长，创造，词源同create, crescent. 即长到一起的，聚合成块的。
- concrete:  In origin, something concrete is something that has ‘grown together’. The word comes, via Old French concret, from Latin concrētus, the past participle of concrēscere ‘grow together’, hence ‘harden’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and crēscere ‘grow’ (source also of English crescent, increase, and accrue). Its original application in English was fairly general – referring to that which is solid or material; its use for the building material did not emerge until the early 19th century.
=> accrue, crescent, decrease, increase
- concrete (adj.)
- late 14c., "actual, solid," from Latin concretus "condensed, hardened, thick, hard, stiff, curdled, congealed, clotted," figuratively "thick; dim," literally "grown together;" past participle of concrescere "to grow together," from com- "together" (see com-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). A logicians' term until meaning began to expand 1600s. Noun sense of "building material made from cement, etc." is first recorded 1834.
- 1. The builders have perched a light concrete dome on eight slender columns.
- 2. Your decision must be translated into specific, concrete actions.
- 3. The hot liquid splashed down on the concrete and rebounded.
- 4. Eventually, the water will permeate through the surrounding concrete.
- 5. A thin, glistening thread of moisture ran along the rough concrete sill.
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