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"sediment" in British English

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sedimentnoun

uk   us   /ˈsed.ɪ.mənt/
[C or U] a ​softsubstance that is like a ​wetpowder and consists of very ​smallpieces of a ​solidmaterial 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 ​slowlyform a ​layer of ​rock: It is ​hoped that the ​oilslick will ​sink to the seabed where it would be ​covered within a few ​years by sediments and ​eventuallydecompose.
sedimentation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌsed.ɪ.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/
solidmaterial, 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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