sediment

Part of speech: adjective

Sedimentary.

Part of speech: noun

Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.

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Usage examples "sediment":

  1. Then pour off the solution, leaving the sediment behind. - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  2. A swift current then sweeps along the channel, while a shallow sheet of water moves slowly over the flood plain, spreading upon it a thin layer of sediment. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.
  3. They are of a reddish Colour, and let fall a Sediment, or Settling, which exactly resembles Brick- dust. - "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.