sediment

[ noun sed-uh-muh nt; verb sed-uh-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF sediment
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In some places junk men will buy the sediment, or "mud," as it is called.

It will be noticed, however, that the sediment is heaped in the middle of the cell.

(a) Sediment has risen to within one-half inch of the bottom of the plates.

A drainpipe from the bottom of the tank is also desirable to draw off the accumulations of sediment.

Falbe lay quietly with his long fingers in the sediment of pine-needles.

If the milk is sour, or if there is any sediment in the bottle, it is unfit for baby's use.

In this box the sediment will settle while the water overflows from it into the drain.

Without such a box, the sediment will be carried into and may clog the drain.

The box is to be emptied occasionally, before the sediment overflows.

As I do not object to a sediment in my cup, I use the old-fashioned coffee-pot.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "matter which settles at the bottom of water or other liquid," from Middle French sédiment (16c.) and directly from Latin sedimentum "a settling, sinking down," from stem of sedere "to settle, sit" (see sedentary).

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