membrane curing[′mem‚brān ‚kyu̇r·iŋ]
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A process in which either a liquid sealing compound (e.g., bituminous and paraffinic emulsions, coal-tar cutbacks) or a nonliquid protective coating (e.g., sheet plastics) functions as a film to restrict evaporation of mixing water from a fresh concrete surface.
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