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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cementation \Cem`en*ta"tion\, n. 1. The act or process of cementing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances, and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal, and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand. [1913 Webster]