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slime

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noun \ˈslīm\

Definition of slime

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

  2. 2 :  a viscous, glutinous, or gelatinous substance: such asa :  a mucous or mucoid secretion of various animals (such 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 US, informal :  a morally repulsive or odious person

Examples of slime in a Sentence

  1. Green slime covers the surface of the pond.

  2. 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


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slime

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Definition of slime

slimed

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sliming

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

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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become slimy

1628

First Known Use of slime

1628


SLIME Defined for English Language Learners

slime

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noun

Definition of slime for English Language Learners

  • : a thick, slippery liquid

  • : a very bad, unpleasant, or dishonest person


SLIME Defined for Kids

slime

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noun \ˈslīm\

Definition of slime for Students

  1. 1 :  soft slippery mud

  2. 2 :  a soft slippery material (as on the skin of a slug or catfish)



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