Sediment Definition

sĕdə-mənt
sediments
noun
sediments
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
Webster's New World
Matter deposited by water or wind.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
whole
verb

To deposit material as a sediment.

Wiktionary
(intransitive) To be deposited as a sediment.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Sediment

Noun

Singular:
sediment
Plural:
sediments

Origin of Sediment

  • Latin sedimentum act of settling from sedēre to sit, settle sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sedimentum < sedeō.

    From Wiktionary

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