Sed"i*ment (?), n. [F. s'ediment, L. sedimentum a settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See Sit.]

1.

The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

2. Geol.

The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

 

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