[ slahym ]
/ slaɪm /
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.
verb (used with object), slimed, slim·ing.
to cover or smear with or as if with slime.
to remove slime from, as fish for canning.
Words nearby slime
Origin of slime
before 1000; Middle English slyme, Old English slīm; cognate with Dutch slijm, German Schleim, Old Norse slīm
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British Dictionary definitions for slimeball (1 of 2)
/ (ˈslaɪmˌbɔːl) /
slang an odious and contemptible person
British Dictionary definitions for slimeball (2 of 2)
/ (slaɪm) /
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
Word Origin for slime
Old English slīm; related to Old Norse slīm, Old High German slīmen to smooth, Russian slimák snail, Latin līmax snail
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Science definitions for slimeball
[ slīm ]
A slippery or sticky mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as slugs or snails.
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