- a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
- Ceramics. a thin slip.
- to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).
- of or relating to such a suspension.
Origin of slurry
1400–50; late Middle English slory; perhaps akin to slur
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Examples from the Web for slurry
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Volcanoes spewed lava and ash, ocean floors were thrust upward, sand and rock and shale settled into slurry.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards
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These streams fill the channel with a slurry of mud and commonly transport considerable quantities of sediment for a day or two.Deserts
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Slurry, slur′i, n. any one of several semi-fluid mixtures, esp.
At the upper end the raw material is fed in either as a dry powder or as a slurry; at the lower end is a powerful burner.
- a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water
C15 slory; see slur
Word Origin and History for slurry
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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