Definition of Slime

1. Noun. Any thick, viscous matter.

Exact synonyms: Goo, Gook, Goop, Guck, Gunk, Muck, Ooze, Sludge
Generic synonyms: Matter
Specialized synonyms: Sapropel
Derivative terms: Gooey, Muck, Muck, Mucky, Slimy



2. Verb. Cover or stain with slime. "The snake slimed his victim"
Generic synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil

Definition of Slime

1. n. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.

2. v. t. To smear with slime.

Definition of Slime

1. Noun. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing. ¹

2. Noun. Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively obsolete) Human flesh, seen disparagingly; mere human form. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To coat with slime. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To besmirch or disparage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slime

1. to cover with slime (viscous mud) [v SLIMED, SLIMING, SLIMES]

Medical Definition of Slime

1. 1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud. "As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain." (Shak) 2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive. 3. Bitumen. "Slime had they for mortar." (Gen. Xi. 3) 4. Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing. 5. A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals. Slime eel. See Hag. Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen. Origin: OE. Slim, AS. Slim; akin to D. Slijm, G. Schleim, MHG. Slimen to make smooth, Icel. Slim slime, Dan. Sliim; cf. L. Limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr.; or cf. L. Limus mud. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slime

slightish
slightly
slightness
slightnesses
slights
slighty
slike
slily
slim
slim-waisted
slim chance
slim client
slim clients
slim down
slim pickings
slime (current term)
slime bacteria
slime eels
slime fever
slime layer
slime mold
slime molds
slime mould
slime moulds
slime mushroom
slimebag
slimebags
slimeball
slimeballs
slimed

Literary usage of Slime

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"At present slime is treated both by gravity methods and by flotation. The methods employed for saving the galena by means of gravity apparatus will be first ..."

2. The Metallurgy of the Non-ferrous Metals by William Gowland (1914)
"slime. The terra slime has not been satisfactorily denned. According to one definition it is that portion of crushed ore which, owing to its minutely ..."

3. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"ALTERATION PRODUCTS FROM ORGANIC slime PRODUCED BY NON-VASCULAR PLANTS AND BY ANIMAL TISSUES ' According to the degree of admixture of mud and other foreign ..."

4. The Metallurgy of the Common Metals, Gold, Silver, Iron (and Steel), Copper by Leonard Strong Austin (1921)
"As largely practiced on the Rand, the slime is settled in slime collectors, ... The settled slime, containing approximately 50 per cent of moisture, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1917)
"Experience with Primary slime After the first difficulty that we ... It was attributed, therefore, to the presence of what may be called primary slime, ie, ..."

6. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"THE CYANIDE TREATMENT OF slime. slime or slimed ore may be treated either by percolation, by agitation and filtration, or by agitation and decantation. ..."

7. Scientific papers of the Bureau of Standards by United States National Bureau of Standards (1913)
"Small bubbles of gas liberated by the warming of the electrolyte or from other causes carry small masses of slime to the surface of the liquid. ..."

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