ooze

Definitions:

  • Soft mud or slime.
  • A layer of mudlike sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes, composed chiefly of remains of microscopic sea animals.
  • Muddy ground.
  • To flow or leak out slowly, as through small openings.
  • To disappear or ebb slowly.
  • To progress slowly but steadily.
  • To exude moisture.
  • To emit a particular essence or quality.
  • To give off; exude.
  • To emit or radiate in abundance.
  • The act of oozing.
  • Something that oozes.
  • An infusion of plant material, as from oak bark, formerly used in tanning.
  • Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently or yield easily to pressure.
  • Specifically Fine calcareous mud found covering extensive areas of the floor of the ocean. This deposit is largely made up of the remains of <em>Foraminifera.</em>
  • A soft flow; a slow spring; that which oozes.
  • In <em>tanning</em>, a solution of tannin obtained by infusing or boiling oak-bark, sumac, catechu, or other tannin-yielding vegetable; the liquor of a tan-vat.
  • The short fibers on the surface of cotton thread, usually burned off in manufacture.
  • To flow as ooze; percolate, as a liquid, through the pores of a substance, or through small openings; flow in small quantities from the pores of a body: often used figuratively.
  • To drip; be wet, as with water leaking through.
  • To emit in the shape of moisture; drip.
  • Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
  • Soft flow; spring.
  • The liquor of a tan vat.
  • A soft deposit covering large areas of the ocean bottom, composed largely or mainly of the shells or other hard parts of minute organisms, as Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and diatoms. The <stype>radiolarian ooze</stype> occurring in many places in very deep water is composed mainly of the siliceous skeletons of radiolarians, calcareous matter being dissolved by the lage percentage of carbon dioxide in the water at these depths.
  • To cause to ooze.
  • To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings.
  • Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly
  • <xref>Soft</xref> <xref>mud</xref>, slime, or shells on the bottom of a body of water.
  • Piece of soft, wet, pliable turf.
  • Potion of vegetable matter used for leather tanning.
  • <xref>Secretion</xref>, <xref>humour</xref>.
  • A thick often unpleasant liquid; <xref>muck</xref>.
  • To <xref>secrete</xref> or slowly <xref>leak</xref>.
  • To <xref>give off</xref> a sense of (something).
  • release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
  • pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
  • any thick, viscous matter
  • the process of seeping
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