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 for sediment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sediment \Sed"i*ment\, n. [F. s['e]diment, L. sedimentum a
     settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See Sit.]
     1. The matter which subsides to the bottom, from water or any
        other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Geol.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: matter that has been deposited by some natural process
           [syn: sediment, deposit]
      v 1: deposit as a sediment
      2: settle as sediment

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "sediment":
     alluvion, alluvium, ash, bottoms, cinder, clinker, debris, deposit,
     deposition, deposits, detritus, diluvium, draff, dregs, drift,
     dross, ember, feces, froth, grounds, lees, loess, moraine, offscum,
     precipitate, precipitation, remains, residue, residuum, scoria,
     scree, scum, sedimentate, settlings, silt, sinter, slag, smut,
     soot, sublimate

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