Definitions for: Sediment

[n] matter deposited by some natural process
[v] settle as sediment
[v] deposit as a sediment

Webster (1913) Definition: Sed"i*ment, n. [F. s['e]diment, L. sedimentum a
settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See Sit.]
1. The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or
any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

2. (Geol.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are

Synonyms: deposit

See Also: alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment, alluvion, alluvium, deposit, dregs, evaporite, fix, grounds, lees, lick, matter, posit, salt lick, settle, settle down, settlings, situate, substance

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