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  1. sediment

    • IPA[ˈsɛdɪm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs;particulate matter that is carried by water or wind and deposited on the surface of the land or the seabed, and may in time become consolidated into rock
    • v.
      settle as sediment;(of a liquid) deposit a sediment
    • verb: sediment, 3rd person present: sediments, gerund or present participle: sedimenting, past tense: sedimented, past participle: sedimented

    • noun: sediment, plural noun: sediments

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs the ice freezes the wine and sediment at the base of the cork
    • particulate matter that is carried by water or wind and deposited on the surface of the land or the seabed, and may in time become consolidated into rock there is a huge concentration of sediment in deltas it takes hundreds of thousands of years to turn the sediments into carbonate rock

    動詞

    • 1. settle as sediment the erythrocytes were allowed to sediment within the syringe
    • (of a liquid) deposit a sediment heparinated blood was allowed to sediment at room temperature
    • deposit (something) as a sediment the DNA was sedimented by centrifugation