slime

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1slime

noun \ˈslīm\

: 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: as
a :  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

  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

Related to SLIME

2slime

verb
slimedslim·ing

Definition of SLIME

transitive verb
1
:  to smear or cover with slime
2
:  to remove slime from (as fish for canning)
intransitive verb
:  to become slimy

First Known Use of SLIME

1628

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