thin, glutinous mud.
any ropy or viscous liquid matter, especially of a foul kind.
a viscous secretion of animal or vegetable origin.
Also called slime·ball [slahym-bawl]. /ˈslaɪmˌbɔl/. Slang. a repulsive or despicable person.
to cover or smear with or as if with slime.
to remove slime from, as fish for canning.
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How to use slime in a sentence
Affected sea stars at such sites may just melt into a puddle of slime.Choked by bacteria, some starfish are turning to goo | Erin Garcia de Jesus | February 8, 2021 | Science News For Students
Such microbes thrive when there are high levels of organic matter in warm water and create a low oxygen environment that can make sea stars melt in a puddle of slime.Some bacteria are suffocating sea stars, turning the animals to goo | Erin Garcia de Jesus | January 20, 2021 | Science News
Instead of the traditional narration from Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, there were graphics aplenty, including that slime in the end zone and on the first down markers.The future of football-watching has arrived, with streams for everyone (and slime for the kids) | Ben Strauss | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
It was fun to see what sort of magnets they were going to use or how much slime was going to be on it.Inside ‘Save Yourselves!’—a socially distant comedy for our times | radmarya | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
That suggests that light from the slime may help trigger the production of more light.This tube worm’s glowing slime may help sustain its own shine | Carolyn Wilke | June 5, 2020 | Science News For Students
The pair riff on pink slime, the New World Order, and even the War on Christmas™.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians) | Brandy Zadrozny | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or hear stories about something called “pink slime” infiltrating their Quarter Pounders.
Because the movement of the giant vessel was so slow, the only way to mark the rotation was by watching the slime line rise.
The Consumerist declared that a “new circle in hell” had opened for these “slime.”12-12-12 Concert Ticket Scalpers: The Hurricane Sandy Benefit Spoilers | Winston Ross | December 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A GOP professional laments the “slime and dirt and muck attached not only to the two candidates but also to the party itself.”Romney and Gingrich Set the GOP on a Path Toward Self-Destruction | John Batchelor | January 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Edna looked at her feet, and noticed the sand and slime between her brown toes.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The greasy surface, dotted here and there with specks of vegetable, resembles a pool of stagnant water covered with green slime.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
So she leant over—down, nearer, closer, until her fingers curved over the stone amid the moisture and green slime.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
Not far distant Winton lay stretched along a fir-shadowed rock, the slime-green base of which was washed by the lipping waves.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
They were slippery with river slime and the light boat climbed up on them, driving them down under the water.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
British Dictionary definitions for slime
soft thin runny mud or filth
any moist viscous fluid, esp when noxious or unpleasant
a mucous substance produced by various organisms, such as fish, slugs, and fungi
to cover with slime
to remove slime from (fish) before canning
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for slime
A slippery or sticky mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as slugs or snails.
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