slurry

[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).
adjective
  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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slurry

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

Word Origin for slurry

C15 slory; see slur
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Word Origin and History for slurry
n.

mid-15c., "mud, slime, semi-fluid mix of water and dirt or clay," probably related to Middle English sloor "thin or fluid mud" (see slur (n.)).

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