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synonyms for sediment

  • debris
  • powder
  • silt
  • trash
  • waste
  • deposit
  • dregs
  • dross
  • gook
  • grounds
  • gunk
  • lees
  • matter
  • precipitate
  • precipitation
  • residuum
  • settling
  • slag
  • solids

antonyms for sediment

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  • possessions
  • whole
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How to use sediment in a sentence

In total, microbes in those sediments, which in some places might extend kilometers below the seafloor, collectively use a mere tenth of a percent of the power consumed in the upper 200 meters of the ocean.
‘ZOMBIE’ MICROBES REDEFINE LIFE’S ENERGY LIMITSJORDANA CEPELEWICZAUGUST 12, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
An analysis of seafloor sediments dating from 13 million to nearly 102 million years ago found that nearly all of the microbes in the sediments were only dormant, not dead.
THESE ANCIENT SEAFLOOR MICROBES WOKE UP AFTER OVER 100 MILLION YEARSCAROLYN GRAMLINGJULY 28, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Volcanoes, metamorphic rocks and the oxidization of carbon in eroded sediments all emit carbon dioxide into the sky, while chemical reactions with silicate minerals remove carbon dioxide and bury it as limestone.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
He also put his diving experience to use, cutting into the ice of the alpine Castle Lake and then swimming to the bottom more than 100 feet below to collect sediment samples.
HE FOUND ‘ISLANDS OF FERTILITY’ BENEATH ANTARCTICA’S ICESTEVE NADISJULY 20, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Thousands of brachiopod fossils at the site had been clustered in sediment once covered by the sea.
TUBE-DWELLING SEA CREATURES MAY BE OLDEST KNOWN PARASITESJONATHAN LAMBERTJULY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Remains of these creatures were found in the same sediment as the bone points.
CLUES TO THE EARLIEST KNOWN BOW-AND-ARROW HUNTING OUTSIDE AFRICA HAVE BEEN FOUNDBRUCE BOWERJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Instead, their dates came from sediment and artifacts found with the fossils.
THIS CAVE HOSTED THE OLDEST KNOWN HUMAN REMAINS IN EUROPEBRUCE BOWERJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The sediment offers a glimpse of what Earth was like in the distant past.
A RAINFOREST ONCE GREW NEAR THE SOUTH POLECAROLYN GRAMLINGMAY 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Likely wear would come from such things as exposure to sunlight and a sandpaper-like rubbing against sediment.
LEGOS COULD LAST A DISTURBINGLY LONG TIME IN THE OCEANMARIA TEMMINGAPRIL 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
When the sediment is abundant, casts, being light structures, will be found near the top.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SEDIMENT

  • alluvium
  • delta
  • deposition
  • dregs
  • drift
  • grounds
  • lees
  • precipitate
  • precipitation
  • sediment
  • settlings
  • silt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.