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Definition of sediment:

  1. The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.
  2. The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

Synonyms:

sedimentation, silt, depositary, leftover, lees, powder, repository, deposition, loess, alluviation, gritty matter, precipitation, grit, bank deposit, trash, solids, lees, soot, alluvium, down payment, depository, sand, DREG.

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