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SEDIMENTARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sedimentary mean? 

SEDIMENTARY (adjective)
  The adjective SEDIMENTARY has 2 senses:

1. resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
2. produced by the action of water

  Familiarity information: SEDIMENTARY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEDIMENTARY (adjective)


Sense 1sedimentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

sedimentary deposits

Pertainym:

sediment (matter that has been deposited by some natural process)


Sense 2sedimentary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produced by the action of water

Synonyms:

aqueous; sedimentary

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)


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