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dregs (noun) sediment.

The last drops of a liquid like coffee or wine with the small solid pieces that sink to the bottom of the container are the dregs. They are unsuitable for drinking and we leave them or throw them away. Dregs are also the people whom you consider the most useless in society. They contribute little to the society.

  • She was so careless in pouring out the drinks that the dregs flowed into the glasses, and we had to wait for some time for them to settle at the bottom.
  • In spite of the careful filtering dregs were found at the bottom of the coffee cup, and we had to leave a little part of the drink unconsumed with them.
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