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any matter or substance that has settled at the bottom of a liquid; sediment; dregs
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|Noun||1.||settlings - sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid|
grounds - dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue; "it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds"
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