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sediment

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
sediment

Plural
sediments

  1. Sediment is something that settles at the bottom of a liquid.
    The Nile delta is composed of sediment that was washed down and deposited at the mouth of the river.

Verb[change]

Plain form
sediment

Third-person singular
sediments

Past tense
sedimented

Past participle
sedimented

Present participle
sedimenting

  1. (transitive) If you sediment something, you deposit it as a sediment.
  2. (intransitive) If something sediments, it is deposited as a sediment.