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sed·i·ment

 (sĕd′ə-mənt)
n.
1. Material that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees.
2. Solid fragments of inorganic or organic material that come from the weathering of rock and are carried and deposited by wind, water, or ice.

[Latin sedimentum, act of settling, from sedēre, to sit, settle; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sediment

(ˈsɛdɪmənt)
n
1. matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
2. (Geological Science) material that has been deposited from water, ice, or wind
[C16: from Latin sedimentum a settling, from sedēre to sit]
sedimentous adj

sed•i•ment

(ˈsɛd ə mənt)

n.
1. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs.
2. Geol. mineral or organic matter deposited by water, air, or ice.
[1540–50; < Latin sedimentum=sedi- (comb. form of sedēre to sit, settle) + -mentum -ment]
sed`i•men′tous, adj.

sed·i·ment

(sĕd′ə-mənt)
1. Geology Silt, sand, rocks, fossils, and other matter carried and deposited by water, wind, or ice.
2. Chemistry Particles of solid matter that settle out of a suspension to the bottom of the liquid.

sediment

  • decant - Means to pour wine, taking pains not to disturb any sediment at the bottom; decant comes from Latin de- and canthus, "angular lip of a jug."
  • allogenic, allochthonous - Geological material that has been transported and then accumulates elsewhere is allochthonous, and sediment carried by a river is allogenic.
  • lithification - The process of compaction of sediment into stone.
  • swarve - To choke with sediment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sediment - matter that has been deposited by some natural processsediment - matter that has been deposited by some natural process
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvium, alluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
dregs, settlings - sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
lees - the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
lick, salt lick - a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
evaporite - the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater
Verb1.sediment - deposit as a sediment
posit, situate, deposit, fix - put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
sediment - settle as sediment
2.sediment - settle as sediment
settle, settle down - settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
sediment - deposit as a sediment

sediment

sediment

noun
Matter that settles on a bottom or collects on a surface by a natural process:
deposit, dreg (often used in plural), lees, precipitate, precipitation.
Translations
ثُفْل
usazenina
aflejringbundfald
botnfall
nogulsnes

sediment

[ˈsedɪmənt] N (in liquids, boiler) → sedimento m, poso m (Geol) → sedimento m

sediment

[ˈsɛdɪmənt] nsédiment m, dépôt m

sediment

n(Boden)satz m; (in river) → Ablagerung f; (in chemical solution) → Niederschlag m, → Sediment nt

sediment

[ˈsɛdɪmənt] n (in liquids, boiler) → deposito, fondo (Geol) → sedimento

sediment

(ˈsedimənt) noun
the material that settles at the bottom of a liquid. Her feet sank into the sediment on the river bed.

sed·i·ment

n. sedimento, materia que se deposita en el fondo de un líquido.

sediment

n sedimento