settling

noun
set·​tling | \ ˈset-liŋ How to pronounce settling (audio) , ˈse-tᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of settling

: sediment, dregs usually used in plural

First Known Use of settling

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Settling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settling. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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