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sed·i·ment

sediment

 
pronunciation:
se d mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: solid material that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
There was sediment at the bottom of my glass.
synonyms:
dregs
similar words:
deposit, ground
definition 2: material deposited by water, wind, or ice.
The glacier left behind a sediment of rocks as it melted.
similar words:
deposit
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The word sediment contains the following parts:
sed, sid, sess Latin root that means sit; settle
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.