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slurry

[slur-ee] /ˈslɜr i/
noun, plural slurries.
1.
a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
2.
Ceramics. a thin slip.
verb (used with object), slurried, slurrying.
3.
to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).
adjective
4.
of or relating to such a suspension.
Origin of slurry
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English slory; perhaps akin to slur
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British Dictionary definitions for slurrying

slurry

/ˈslʌrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water
Word Origin
C15 slory; see slur
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Word Origin and History for slurrying

slurry

n.

mid-15c., "mud, slime, semi-fluid mix of water and dirt or clay," probably related to Middle English sloor "thin or fluid mud" (see slur (n.)).

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