Definition of Sediment
collection of small particles settled to the surface (by water, ice, or wind)
Use Sediment in a sentence
By means of a super high-pressure water spray practically all the sediment is removed.
The warm, humid delta, fertilized by river sediment, has allowed Vietnam to become a major rice exporter.
Unusually the olive oil is not filtered, and hence may through a little sediment in the bottle.
By dating different layers of that sediment, the team reconstructed the story of the reef.
The area is no longer flooded with river sediment, which acts as a fertilizer.
Buried in that sediment are very likely forensic remains of that person.
The goal is to wash millions of tons of sediment downstream to create beaches and improve habitat for plants and animals.
Most of the sediment in the river right now is coming from behind the former Elwha Dam.
The study will focus on sediment cores ranging in age from 10s to millions of years.
We have a major interest in using the sediment as a historical record of past environmental change.