settling

[ set-ling, -l-ing ]
/ ˈsɛt lɪŋ, -l ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that settles.
Usually settlings. sediment.

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Origin of settling

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at settle1, -ing1
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