Associations to the word «Sediment»

Wiktionary

SEDIMENT, noun. A collection of small particles, particularly dirt, that precipitates from a river or other body of water.
SEDIMENT, verb. (transitive) To deposit material as a sediment.
SEDIMENT, verb. (intransitive) To be deposited as a sediment.

Dictionary definition

SEDIMENT, noun. Matter that has been deposited by some natural process.
SEDIMENT, verb. Deposit as a sediment.
SEDIMENT, verb. Settle as sediment.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats