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ooze

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[ ooz ]
/ uz /
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verb (used without object), oozed, ooz·ing.
verb (used with object), oozed, ooz·ing.
noun
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Origin of ooze

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before 1000; Middle English wos(e) (noun), wosen (v.), Old English wōs juice, moisture

Other definitions for ooze (2 of 2)

ooze2
[ ooz ]
/ uz /

noun
Geology. a calcareous or siliceous mud composed chiefly of the shells of one-celled organisms, covering parts of the ocean bottom.
soft mud, or slime.
a marsh or bog.

Origin of ooze

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before 900; Middle English wose,Old English wāse mud
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British Dictionary definitions for ooze (1 of 2)

ooze1
/ (uːz) /

verb
(intr) to flow or leak out slowly, as through pores or very small holes
to exude or emit (moisture, gas, etc)
(tr) to overflow withto ooze charm
(intr often foll by away) to disappear or escape gradually
noun
a slow flowing or leaking
an infusion of vegetable matter, such as sumach or oak bark, used in tanning

Word Origin for ooze

Old English wōs juice

British Dictionary definitions for ooze (2 of 2)

ooze2
/ (uːz) /

noun
a soft thin mud found at the bottom of lakes and rivers
a fine-grained calcareous or siliceous marine deposit consisting of the hard parts of planktonic organisms
muddy ground, esp of bogs

Word Origin for ooze

Old English wāse mud; related to Old French wāse, Old Norse veisa
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