grime

noun
\ ˈgrīm \

Definition of grime

: soot, smut, or dirt adhering to or embedded in a surface broadly : accumulated dirtiness and disorder

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grime transitive verb

Synonyms for grime

Synonyms

crud, dirt, filth, gunk, muck, smut, soil

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Examples of grime in a Sentence

The windows were coated with grime. this new product really cuts through grime

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And be sure to wipe off all your makeup before crashing; along with the pollution and general grime that accumulates on your skin during the day, sleeping with makeup on will only lead to more damage. Kristin Perrotta, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Anti-Aging Secrets Dermatologists Tell Their Friends," 2 Oct. 2018 Buildup of grime is fairly common in coolant systems, so there could be a restriction somewhere. Zachary Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Fix Your Car's Heater," 6 Sep. 2018 Ever wanted to creep a little closer to grime, disease and debilitating addiction? Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Buy Now: $199 for 2, sephora.com Buy Now: $99 for Mini, sephora.com A Glossier bestseller (and Traveler favorite), this ultra creamy, pH-balanced face wash gets every bit of grime off after a day on the road. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel-Size Beauty Products to Pack in Your Carry-On," 10 July 2018 Scrub stubborn gunk and grime with a non-abrasive wipe, like Brillo Basics Estracell Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly," 18 Dec. 2018 The combination of both products really feels like all the dirt and grime that accumulate on my skin are removed. Talia Abbas, SELF, "This Balmy Face Wash Turned Me Into a Double-Cleansing Fanatic," 12 Nov. 2018 This acts like a magnet, pulling grime and gunk off your skin.a porous black solid, consisting of an amorphous form of carbon, obtained as a residue when wood, bone, or other organic matter is heated in the absence of air. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Survivors wandered, dazed and wounded, covered in mud and grime. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of grime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grime

Middle Dutch grime soot, mask; akin to Old English grīma mask

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grime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grime

: dirt that covers a surface

grime

noun
\ ˈgrīm \

Kids Definition of grime

: dirt rubbed into a surface

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