Slime

Definition of Slime

Pronunciation: slīm
n.1.Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.
As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman
Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain.
- Shak.
2.Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.
3.(Script.) Bitumen.
Slime had they for mortar.
- Gen. xi. 3.
4.(Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
5.(Physiol.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.
Slime eel
(Zool.) See 1st Hag, 4.
Slime pit
a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.
v. t.1.To smear with slime.
[imp. & p. p. Slimed (slīmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sliming.]

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carrion, clay, corruption, dandruff, decay, excrement, filth, foul matter, furfur, gangrene, glop, gumbo, gunk, mess, mire, muck, mucus, mud, obscenity, ooze, ordure, pus, putrid matter, rot, scum, scurf, scuz, slab, slip, slob, slop, slosh, sludge, slum, slush, smut, snot, sordes, splosh, squash, swill
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