verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- sedgwick, ellery,
- sedimentary rock,
- sedimentation constant,
- sedimentation rate
Origin of sediment
Examples from the Web for sediment
The large bottle is served slightly on its side in a wicker basket so the sediment can sink to the bottom.Look Out! There’s a Craft-Beer Revolution Taking Over France|Jeff Campagna|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During dry periods, the prints fermented, and when the rain returned, they were preserved under layers of sediment and mud.
He works for the National Park Service on "erosion and sediment control."Hurricane Sandy Turns Washington, D.C., Into a Ghost Town|Lauren Ashburn|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fresh river water, carrying its rich load of sediment, no longer reaches and replenishes the Delta.
Arsenic, copper, lead and PCBs were found in the soil, sediment and water.
Cover it, and leave for forty-eight hours; then decant into bottles, being careful to leave all sediment behind.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
He shook a phial until the sediment at the bottom turned the liquid to a muddy purple as seen against the light.Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour
Boil for five minutes, allow to stand, and decant off clear fluid from sediment.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Decant the clear liquid from the sediment after a week or ten days rest.
Several samples of the beer were produced, all of them of a different colour, and filled with sediment.A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons|Fredrick Accum
Word Origin for sediment
1540s, "matter which settles at the bottom of water or other liquid," from Middle French sédiment (16c.) and directly from Latin sedimentum "a settling, sinking down," from stem of sedere "to settle, sit" (see sedentary).