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slime

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noun \ˈslīm\

Simple Definition of slime

  • : a thick, slippery liquid

  • : a very bad, unpleasant, or dishonest person

Full Definition of slime

  1. 1 :  soft moist earth or clay; especially :  viscous mud

  2. 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. 3 :  a repulsive or odious person

Examples of slime

  1. Green slime covers the surface of the pond.

  2. She thinks men are slime.



Origin 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

Rhymes with slime


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slime

verb

Definition of slime

slimedslim·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to smear or cover with slime

  3. 2 :  to remove slime from (as fish for canning)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become slimy



1628

First Known Use of slime

1628



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