The sediment, or settlings, of anything; (Ṣ;) the dregs; lees; or thick, or turbid, portion that sinks to the bottom of a thing, (T, M, Mṣb, Ḳ,) beneath the clear portion; (T, Mṣb;) as, for instance, of water, and of broth, (TA,) and of medicine, (T, TA,) and the like, and of a cookingpot, [i. e. of its contents,] (T,) &c.; (TA;) as also
↓ثَافِلٌ. (IDrd, M, Ḳ.)
(tropical:) Grain, (T, Ṣ, M, Ḳ, TA,) and whatever is eaten of flesh-meat or bread or dates; and particularly when people are in want of milk: (T:) or flour; and what is not drunk, as bread, and the like: (TA:) or the refuse, or worse sort, of طَعَام [i. e. wheat, or other food]. (Ḥam p. 768.) You say, شَرِبَ المَآءَ عَلَى غَيْرِ ثُفْلٍ (tropical:) [He drank water, or the water, not upon, i. e. not having eaten, grain, or flesh-meat, &c.]. (A in art. بحت.)
See also ثِفَالٌ.