Meaning of SETTLING in English

SETTLING

I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of settle (II)

1. : subsidence , sedimentation

2. settlings plural : matter that settles at the bottom of a liquid : lees , dregs

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of settle (II)

: used for holding fluids so that suspended matter may settle out

settling basin

settling chamber

settling pond

settling tank

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