[ slur-ee ]

noun,plural slur·ries.
  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),slur·ried, slur·ry·ing.
  1. to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).

  1. of or relating to such a suspension.

Origin of slurry

1400–50; late Middle English slory; perhaps akin to slur

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/ (ˈslʌrɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water

Origin of slurry

C15 slory; see slur

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