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Pour in the white wine and loosen any sediment from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As the sediment turns to rock, it traps this fossil magnetism. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The former stress that humans now move more rock and sediment than all the world's rivers do. The Sun (2012)Pour the liquid butter into a bowl, holding back the milky sediment in the bottom of the pan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This comes from 600m tons of sediment deposited on the coast by 200 rivers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: sediment NOUN
Sediment is solid material that settles at the bottom of a liquid, especially earth and pieces of rock that have been carried along and then left somewhere by water, ice, or wind.
Many organisms that die in the sea are soon buried by sediment.
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