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slag

 (slăg)
n.
1. The vitreous mass left as a residue by the smelting of metallic ore.
2. See scoria.
tr. & intr.v. slagged, slag·ging, slags
To change into or form slag.

[Low German slagge, from Middle Low German.]

slag′gy adj.

slag

(slæɡ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) Also called: cinder the fused material formed during the smelting or refining of metals by combining the flux with gangue, impurities in the metal, etc. It usually consists of a mixture of silicates with calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, etc. See also basic slag
2. (Geological Science) a mass of rough fragments of pyroclastic rock and cinders derived from a volcanic eruption; scoria
3. (Mining & Quarrying) a mixture of shale, clay, coal dust, and other mineral waste produced during coal mining
4. slang Brit a coarse or dissipated girl or woman
vb, slags, slagging or slagged
(tr) slang (usually foll by off) Brit to abuse (someone) verbally
[C16: from Middle Low German slagge, perhaps from slagen to slay]
ˈslagging n
ˈslaggy adj

slag

(slæg)

n., v. slagged, slag•ging. n.
1. the more or less completely fused and vitrified matter separated during the reduction of a metal from its ore.
v.t.
2. to convert into slag.
v.i.
3. to form slag.
[1545–55; < Middle Low German slagge]
slag′gy, adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.

slag


Past participle: slagged
Gerund: slagging

Imperative
slag
slag
Present
I slag
you slag
he/she/it slags
we slag
you slag
they slag
Preterite
I slagged
you slagged
he/she/it slagged
we slagged
you slagged
they slagged
Present Continuous
I am slagging
you are slagging
he/she/it is slagging
we are slagging
you are slagging
they are slagging
Present Perfect
I have slagged
you have slagged
he/she/it has slagged
we have slagged
you have slagged
they have slagged
Past Continuous
I was slagging
you were slagging
he/she/it was slagging
we were slagging
you were slagging
they were slagging
Past Perfect
I had slagged
you had slagged
he/she/it had slagged
we had slagged
you had slagged
they had slagged
Future
I will slag
you will slag
he/she/it will slag
we will slag
you will slag
they will slag
Future Perfect
I will have slagged
you will have slagged
he/she/it will have slagged
we will have slagged
you will have slagged
they will have slagged
Future Continuous
I will be slagging
you will be slagging
he/she/it will be slagging
we will be slagging
you will be slagging
they will be slagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slagging
you have been slagging
he/she/it has been slagging
we have been slagging
you have been slagging
they have been slagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slagging
you will have been slagging
he/she/it will have been slagging
we will have been slagging
you will have been slagging
they will have been slagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slagging
you had been slagging
he/she/it had been slagging
we had been slagging
you had been slagging
they had been slagging
Conditional
I would slag
you would slag
he/she/it would slag
we would slag
you would slag
they would slag
Past Conditional
I would have slagged
you would have slagged
he/she/it would have slagged
we would have slagged
you would have slagged
they would have slagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slag - the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metalsslag - the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
scum - a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
basic slag - slag produced in making steel; low in silica but having large amounts of calcium phosphate; useful as fertilizer
Verb1.slag - convert into slag
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"

slag

noun (Brit. slang) tart (informal), scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), whore, pro (slang), brass (slang), prostitute, hooker (U.S. slang), hustler (U.S. & Canad. slang), moll (slang), call girl, courtesan, working girl (facetious slang), harlot, slapper (Brit. informal), streetwalker, camp follower, loose woman, fallen woman, strumpet, trollop, white slave, bawd (archaic), cocotte, fille de joie (French) She became a slag, a tart, a hustler, a lost girl.
slag something or someone off (Slang) criticize, abuse, malign, slam, insult, mock, slate, slang, deride, berate, slander, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), lambast(e), flame (informal) People keep slagging me off.
Translations
huorakuonaloatalutkamustamaalata
šljakatroskazgura

slag

1 [slæg]
A. N (Min) → escoria f
B. CPD slag heap Nescorial m

slag

2 [slæg] N (Brit) (pej) (= slut) → puta f, ramera f
slag off VT + ADV (esp Brit) (= criticize) → poner como un trapo

slag

[ˈslæg]
n
(= waste material) → scories fpl
(British) (pejorative) (= slut) → salope f
slag off
vt sep (British)dire du mal deslag heap n (at mine)terril m

slag

n
Schlacke f
(Brit sl: = woman) → Schlampe f (inf)
vt (Brit inf: = run down) → miesmachen (inf), → runtermachen (inf)

slag

[slæg]
1. n
a. (waste, from coal mine, smelting) → scorie fpl
b. (Brit) (fam, offensive) → puttana
2. vt (Brit) (fam) to slag sb/sth offsputtanare qn/qc
References in classic literature ?
Great heaps of slag and dumps of cinders loomed up on each side, with the high shafts of the collieries towering above them.
The very furniture in the room seemed to have shrunk since she saw it before: the slag in the tapestry looked more like a ghost in his ghostly blue-green world; the volumes of polite literature in the bookcase looked more like immovable imitations of books.
This is a gentleman,--and proffers civilities without end; but all the rest are slag and refuse.
These foliaceous heaps lie along the bank like the slag of a furnace, showing that Nature is "in full blast" within.
The greater number consisted merely of a ring of red scoriae or slags, cemented together: and their height above the plain of lava was not more than from fifty to a hundred feet; none had been very lately active.
The diffusion coefficient in molten slag refers to a specific ions rather than to the bulk melt.
Core services include slag handling utilizing slag pot carriers or the traditional slag pit digging with front-end loaders; the recovery and sizing of scrap metal to its customer's specification; and processing slag for use by its steel mill customer or marketing processed slag material for aggregate use.
The site's archive of airport, bridge, stadium, highway, soil stabilization, residential, hospital, and building case studies, plus information sheets, help design and engineering professionals specify slag cement for private and public projects.
About three to four million tonnes of slag is produced by the UK every year but the global figure is far higher - believed to currently be in the region of 500 million tonnes a year.
It is important to acknowledge the outstanding work these companies are doing with slag cement," said Ed Griffith, SCA president.
After weathering, the slag is processed by crushing and removal of residual metal, by electro-magnets, before use in construction.
The study was announced during a forum held on the 'Optimisation of Steel Slag in Construction today' at the Marriott Hotel in Doha.