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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.
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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]
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sed•i•ment(ˈsɛd ə mənt)
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.
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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.
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- 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.
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|Noun||1.||sediment - 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
lees - the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
evaporite - the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater
|Verb||1.||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
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the material that settles at the bottom of a liquid. Her feet sank into the sediment on the river bed. sediment ثُفْل утайка sedimento usazenina das Sediment bundfald; aflejring ίζημα, κατακάθιsedimento sete رسوب sakka sédimentמשקע तलछट sediment, talog üledék endapan botnfall/-lag sedimento 沈澱物 침전물 nuosėdos nogulsnes mendapan bezinkselbunnfallosad كنوبى، رسوبي مواد (داوبو يا بادپواسطه)، خړه: تل ته كښيناستونكى مواد sedimento sediment осадок, отложение usadenina usedlina sediment sediment, avlagring, bottensats ตะกอน çökelti, tortu 沈積物 осад; мул تلچھٹ cặn 沉积物
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n. sedimento, materia que se deposita en el fondo de un líquido.
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