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slurry

[ slur-ee ]
/ ˈslɜr i /
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noun, plural slur·ries.
a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
Ceramics. a thin slip.
verb (used with object), slur·ried, slur·ry·ing.
to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).
adjective
of or relating to such a suspension.
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Origin of slurry

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

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British Dictionary definitions for slurry

slurry
/ (ˈslʌrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
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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