Adjective "sedimented" definition and examples

(Sedimented may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsɛdɪm(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs.
  1. 'It contains no spices and leaves a little sediment in the bottom of the cup.'
  2. 'First stand the wine upright for a day or two, so all the sediment sinks to the bottom of the bottle.'
  3. 'There was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the glass, but the wine waiter told us this was a sign of a good wine.'
  4. 'Just be sure to strain it first through a coffee filter to remove any remaining dirt or sediment.'
  5. 'Look for a British beer with visible yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle.'
  6. 'Pour into eight clean plastic soft drink bottles, stirring the mix often as the sediment settles quickly.'
  7. 'My wife claims that disturbed sediment in wines affects taste as well as appearance.'
  8. 'Discard the sediment at the bottom of the drained container.'
  9. 'there is a huge concentration of sediment in deltas'
  10. 'The proportion of coarse sediment deposited in the plot drains increased with larger storms.'
  11. 'Most coarse-grained clastic sediment that is deposited in turbidite basins is either derived from alluvial basins or shallow marine shelves.'
  12. 'The generally immature nature of the palaeosols indicates that most vegetation colonized newly deposited fluvial sediments.'

verb

Settle as sediment.
  1. 'Another method was to allow the powder to sediment out of a viscous solution of gum arabic, leaving only the very finest particles in suspension.'
  2. 'Throughout the two protocols described below, cells were allowed to sediment between each step.'
  3. 'heparinated blood was allowed to sediment at room temperature'
  4. 'sedimented waste'
  5. 'Pollen was sedimented by centrifugation at 100 g for 2 min and the excess sucrose drawn off by pipette.'
  6. 'The homogenized muscle was sedimented at 5000 g for 5 min.'
  7. 'Such nuclear suspension was sedimented by gentle centrifugation, the enzyme solution was decanted, and the nuclear pellet was resuspended in 1 x PBS buffer.'
  8. 'This complex was sedimented by centrifugation at 10 000 g for 2 min.'
  9. 'After 1 min of extraction, cells were sedimented and the supernatant was decanted.'

More definitions

1. the matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs.

2. Geology. mineral or organic matter deposited by water, air, or ice. verb (used with object)

3. to deposit as sediment. verb (used without object)

4. to form or deposit sediment.

More examples(as adjective)

"experiences can be sedimented."

"wastes can be sedimented."

"types can be sedimented."

"styles can be sedimented."

"philosophies can be sedimented."

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Origin

(sediment)Mid 16th century: from French sédiment or Latin sedimentum ‘settling’, from sedere ‘sit’.