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sedimentnoun

uk   /ˈsed.ɪ.mənt/  us   /ˈsed.ə.mənt/
[C or U] a soft substance that is like a wet powder and consists of very small pieces of a solid material that have fallen to the bottom of a liquid: There was a brown sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
sediments [plural]
sand, stones, etc. that slowly form a layer of rock: It is hoped that the oil slick will sink to the seabed where it would be covered within a few years by sediments and eventually decompose.
sedimentation
noun [U] uk   /ˌsed.ɪ.menˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌsed.ə.menˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of sediment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sedimentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsed·ə·mənt/
solid material, such as dirt or minerals, that falls to the bottom of a liquid
(Definition of sediment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sediment”
in Spanish sedimento…
in Vietnamese cặn…
in Malaysian mendapan…
in Thai ตะกอน…
in French sédiment…
in German das Sediment…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沉淀物,沉渣…
in Turkish tortu, çökelti…
in Russian осадок…
in Indonesian endapan, sedimen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沈澱物,沈渣…
in Polish osad…
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