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SEDIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sediment mean? 

SEDIMENT (noun)
  The noun SEDIMENT has 1 sense:

1. matter that has been deposited by some natural process

  Familiarity information: SEDIMENT used as a noun is very rare.


SEDIMENT (verb)
  The verb SEDIMENT has 2 senses:

1. deposit as a sediment
2. settle as sediment

  Familiarity information: SEDIMENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEDIMENT (noun)


Sense 1sediment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matter that has been deposited by some natural process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

sediment; deposit

Hypernyms ("sediment" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sediment"):

alluvial deposit; alluvial sediment; alluvion; alluvium (clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down)

dregs; grounds; settlings (sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid)

lees (the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage)

lick; salt lick (a salt deposit that animals regularly lick)

evaporite (the sediment that is left after the evaporation of seawater)


SEDIMENT (verb)


Sense 1sediment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deposit as a sediment

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "sediment" is one way to...):

deposit; fix; posit; situate (put (something somewhere) firmly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2sediment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Settle as sediment

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "sediment" is one way to...):

settle; settle down (settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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