[set-ling, -l-ing]


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

Origin of settling

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at settle1, -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pl n

any matter or substance that has settled at the bottom of a liquid; sediment; dregs
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