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1ooze

noun \ˈüz\

Definition of OOZE

1
:  a soft deposit (as of mud, slime, or shells) on the bottom of a body of water
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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2ooze

verb

: to flow out slowly

: to have (something) flow out slowly

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

oozedooz·ing

Full Definition of OOZE

intransitive verb
1
:  to pass or flow slowly through or as if through small openings or interstices
2
:  to move slowly or imperceptibly <the crowd began to ooze forward — Bruce Marshall>
3
a :  to exude moisture
b :  to exude something often in a faintly repellent manner <ooze with sympathy>
transitive verb
1
:  to emit slowly
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

3ooze

noun

Definition of OOZE

1
:  a decoction of vegetable material used for tanning leather
2
:  the act of oozing
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
OOZING Defined for Kids

1ooze

noun \ˈüz\

Definition of OOZE for Kids

:  soft mud :  slime

2ooze

verb
oozedooz·ing

Definition of OOZE for Kids

:  to flow or leak out slowly

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