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deposit

noun (LAYER)    /dɪˈpɒz.ɪt/ US  /-ˈpɑː.zɪt/
C2 [C or U] a substance or layer that is left, usually after a liquid is removed: Decant the wine carefully, so that you leave the deposit in the bottom of the bottle. In hard-water areas, a chalky deposit often forms in pipes and kettles. The flood left a thick deposit of mud over the entire ground floor of the house.Things remaining C2 [C] specialized geology a layer that has formed under the ground, especially over a long period: mineral/oil/coal depositsMineralogy
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