Meaning of sediment

sed•i•ment

Pronunciation: (n.sed'u-muntv.sed'u-ment&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs.
  2. mineral or organic matter deposited by water, air, or ice.
—v.t.
  1. to deposit as sediment.
—v.i.
  1. to form or deposit sediment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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