set·​tling ˈset-liŋ How to pronounce settling (audio)
: sediment, dregs
usually used in plural

Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of settling was in 1594

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“Settling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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