Definition of ectoplasm
1 : the outer relatively rigid granule-free layer of the cytoplasm usually held to be a gel reversibly convertible to a sol
2 : a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis
ectoplasmicplay \ˌek-tə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective
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Mrs. Lovett herself looks like something that died and came back not as a ghost but as ectoplasm with a voice.
There is something monstrous about his gothic garments, with their strange, disturbing proportions attenuated and exaggerated, draped like ectoplasm clinging to thin limbs.
Yep, ectoplasm – like that stuff ghosts vomit all over people in movies.
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