slurry

noun
slur·​ry | \ ˈslər-ē How to pronounce slurry (audio) , ˈslə-rē\
plural slurries

Definition of slurry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a watery mixture of insoluble matter (such as mud, lime, or plaster of paris)

slurry

verb
slurried; slurrying

Definition of slurry (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to convert into a slurry

Examples of slurry in a Sentence

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At another quiet lunchtime, a colleague brought her Armenian friend, who, for fun, read her fortune in the coffee’s grainy slurry. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Cheesy khachapuri and Georgian soup dumplings await at Glendale’s Havlabar," 5 Sep. 2019 At another quiet lunchtime, a colleague brought her Armenian friend, who, for fun, read her fortune in the coffee’s grainy slurry. Glendale News-Press, "Review: Glendale’s Havlabar serves up cheesy khachapuri and Georgian soup dumplings," 5 Sep. 2019 Some of Alabama Power’s ash ponds have been in use since the 1960s and are hundreds of acres in size, containing millions of tons of a wet ash slurry material. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al.com, "Alabama Power sticks to plan to cover coal ash ponds, despite concerns," 12 July 2019 Those flows quickly melted the snow and ice and mixed with the meltwater to create violent slurries as thick as concrete that traveled huge distances. oregonlive, "Mt. Hood volcano could erupt with little warning and devastating consequences, New York Times warns," 11 Sep. 2019 Those flows quickly melted the snow and ice and mixed with the meltwater to create violent slurries as thick as concrete that traveled huge distances. Shannon Hall, New York Times, "We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes," 9 Sep. 2019 With the skull open, Waters can collect fluid samples and then remove the brain, placing it in a bag with a slurry of ice, and then in another bag and a Styrofoam cooler. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "Inside a Brain Bank, Where Humans’ Most Precious Organ Is Dissected and Studied," 21 Aug. 2019 Remove from heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Ice cream recipes designed to make every day better," 1 Aug. 2019 Chicks consume a special diet—a fragrant fish slurry for the small ones and whole chunks of fish for the larger ones. Jenny Howard, National Geographic, "Go inside a penguin rescue center with new 360 video," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of slurry

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slurry

Noun

Middle English slory

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slurry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slurry

: a thick mixture of water and another substance (such as mud or lime)

slurry

noun
slur·​ry | \ ˈslər-ē, ˈslə-rē How to pronounce slurry (audio) \
plural slurries

Medical Definition of slurry

: a watery mixture of insoluble matter

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