Simple Definition of slime
: a thick, slippery liquid
: a very bad, unpleasant, or dishonest person
Full Definition of slime
1 : soft moist earth or clay; especially : viscous mud
2 : a viscous, glutinous, or gelatinous substance: asa : a mucous or mucoid secretion of various animals (as slugs and catfishes)b : a product of wet crushing consisting of ore ground so fine as to pass a 200-mesh screen
3 : a repulsive or odious person
Examples of slime in a sentence
Green slime covers the surface of the pond.
She thinks men are slime.
Origin and Etymology of slime
Middle English, from Old English slīm; akin to Middle High German slīm slime, Latin limus mud — more at lime
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of slime
1 : to smear or cover with slime
2 : to remove slime from (as fish for canning)
: to become slimy
First Known Use of slime
SLIME Defined for Kids
Definition of slime for Students
1 : soft slippery mud
2 : a soft slippery material (as on the skin of a slug or catfish)
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