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ooze

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noun \ˈüz\

Definition of ooze

  1. 1 :  a soft deposit (as of mud, slime, or shells) on the bottom of a body of water

  2. 2 :  a piece of soft wet plastic ground



Origin of ooze

Middle English wose, from Old English wāse mire; akin to Old Norse veisa stagnant water


First Known Use: before 12th century


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ooze

verb

Simple Definition of ooze

  • : to flow out slowly

  • : to have (something) flow out slowly

  • : to show (a quality, emotion, etc.) very clearly or strongly

Full Definition of ooze

oozedooz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass or flow slowly through or as if through small openings or interstices

  3. 2 :  to move slowly or imperceptibly <the crowd began to ooze forward — Bruce Marshall>

  4. 3 a :  to exude moisture b :  to exude something often in a faintly repellent manner <ooze with sympathy>

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to emit slowly

  7. 2 :  exude 2 <ooze confidence>

Examples of ooze

  1. Sap oozed from the tree.

  2. Juice oozed out of the plum.

  3. The cut on her finger was oozing with blood.

  4. The tree was oozing sap.

  5. The cut on her finger was oozing blood.



Origin of ooze

Middle English wosen, from wose sap


First Known Use: 14th century


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ooze

noun

Definition of ooze

  1. 1 :  a decoction of vegetable material used for tanning leather

  2. 2 :  the act of oozing

  3. 3 :  something that oozes



Origin of ooze

Middle English wose sap, juice, from Old English wōs; akin to Old High German waso damp


First Known Use: 1587


OOZE Defined for Kids

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ooze

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noun \ˈüz\

Definition of ooze

  1. :  soft mud :  slime




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ooze

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verb

Definition of ooze

oozedooz·ing

  1. :  to flow or leak out slowly





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