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sediment

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid)
  • the water flowing into the reservoir is sedimenting silt faster than was originally expected

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sediment

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Synonyms of sediment (Entry 2 of 2)

matter that settles to the bottom of a body of liquid
  • the sediment at the bottom of the river needs to be routinely dredged so that it doesn't interfere with barge traffic

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The first known use of sediment was in 1547

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“Sediment.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sediment. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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