September 25, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
sediment /ˈsɛdəmənt/ noun
sediment
/ˈsɛdəmənt/
noun

plural sediments

Sediment in a jar of water
Sediment in a jar of water
Learner's definition of SEDIMENT

[count, noncount]

1 : material that sinks to the bottom of a liquid

  • There was a layer of sediment in the bottom of the tank.

2 : material (such as stones and sand) that is carried into water by water, wind, etc.

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