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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sedimentary \Sed'i*men"ta*ry\, adjective [Cf. F. s['e]dimentaire.] Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.

{Sedimentary rocks}. (Geol.) See {Aqueous rocks}, under {Aqueous}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aqueous \A"que*ous\, adjective [Cf. F. aqueux, L. aquosus, fr. aqua. See {Aqua}, {Aquose}.]

1. Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.

The aqueous vapor of the air. --Tyndall.

2. Made from, or by means of, water.

An aqueous deposit. --Dana.

{Aqueous extract}, an extract obtained from a vegetable substance by steeping it in water.

{Aqueous humor} (Anat.), one the humors of the eye; a limpid fluid, occupying the space between the crystalline lens and the cornea. (See {Eye}.)

{Aqueous rocks} (Geol.), those which are deposited from water and lie in strata, as opposed to {volcanic} rocks, which are of igneous origin; -- called also {sedimentary} rocks.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sedimentary

adjective

1: resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment; "sedimentary deposits"

2: produced by the action of water [syn: {aqueous}, {sedimentary}] [ant: {eruptive}, {igneous}]


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