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sediment

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noun sed·i·ment \ˈse-də-mənt\

Definition of sediment

  1. 1 :  the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid

  2. 2 :  material deposited by water, wind, or glaciers

Examples of sediment in a Sentence

  1. There was a layer of sediment in the bottom of the tank.

  2. the sediment at the bottom of the river needs to be routinely dredged so that it doesn't interfere with barge traffic

Origin and Etymology of sediment

Latin sedimentum settling, from sedēre to sit, sink down


First Known Use: 1547


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sediment

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verb sed·i·ment \-ˌment\

Definition of sediment

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to deposit as sediment

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to settle to the bottom in a liquid

  5. 2 :  to deposit sediment

Examples of sediment in a Sentence

  1. the water flowing into the reservoir is sedimenting silt faster than was originally expected

1859

First Known Use of sediment

1859


SEDIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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sediment

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noun sed·i·ment \ˈse-də-mənt\

Definition of sediment for English Language Learners

  • : material that sinks to the bottom of a liquid

  • : material (such as stones and sand) that is carried into water by water, wind, etc.


SEDIMENT Defined for Kids

sediment

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noun sed·i·ment \ˈse-də-mənt\

Definition of sediment for Students

  1. 1 :  the material from a liquid that settles to the bottom

  2. 2 :  material (as stones and sand) carried onto land or into water by water, wind, or a glacier


Medical Dictionary

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sediment

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noun sed·i·ment \ˈsed-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of sediment

  1. :  the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid


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sediment

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verb sed·i·ment \-ˌment\

Medical Definition of sediment

  1. :  to deposit as sediment the synaptosomes were sedimented by centrifugation

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  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to settle to the bottom in a liquid let the red blood cells sediment for 30 minutes

  5. 2:  to deposit sediment



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