[ 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.
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Origin of slime
before 1000; Middle English slyme, Old English slīm; cognate with Dutch slijm, German Schleim, Old Norse slīm
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Example sentences from the Web for sliming
From the sour earth, sliming his hands and knees, arose an overpowering stench of decay and disturbed mold.Star Born|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for sliming
/ (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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Scientific definitions for sliming
[ slīm ]
A slippery or sticky mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as slugs or snails.
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