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sediment (n.)

1540s, "matter which settles at the bottom of water or other liquid," from French sédiment (16c.) and directly from Latin sedimentum "a settling, sinking down," from stem of sedere "to settle, sit" (from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit").

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Definitions of sediment from WordNet
1
sediment (v.)
deposit as a sediment;
sediment (v.)
settle as sediment;
2
sediment (n.)
matter that has been deposited by some natural process;
Synonyms: deposit
From wordnet.princeton.edu