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slime

 (slīm)
n.
1. A thick, sticky, slippery substance.
2. Biology A mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as catfishes and slugs.
3. Soft moist earth; mud.
4. A slurry containing very fine particulate matter.
5. Vile or disgusting matter.
6. Slang A despicable or repulsive person.
tr.v. slimed, slim·ing, slimes
1. To smear with slime.
2. To remove slime from (fish to be canned, for example).
3. To vilify or malign (someone), especially publicly.

[Middle English, from Old English slīm; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

slime

(slaɪm)
n
1. soft thin runny mud or filth
2. any moist viscous fluid, esp when noxious or unpleasant
3. (Biology) a mucous substance produced by various organisms, such as fish, slugs, and fungi
vb (tr)
4. to cover with slime
5. (Fishing) to remove slime from (fish) before canning
[Old English slīm; related to Old Norse slīm, Old High German slīmen to smooth, Russian slimák snail, Latin līmax snail]

slime

(slaɪm)

n., v. slimed, slim•ing. n.
1. thin, glutinous mud.
2. any ropy or viscous liquid matter, esp. of a foul kind.
3. a viscous secretion of animal or vegetable origin.
4. Slang. a repulsive or despicable person.
v.t.
5. to cover or smear with or as if with slime.
[before 1000; Middle English slyme, Old English slīm, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Middle High German, Old Norse slīm]

slime

(slīm)
A slippery or sticky mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as slugs or snails.

slime

  • asphalt - Its synonyms are mineral pitch, Jews' pitch, and slime.
  • ooze - As in mud or slime, it traces back to an Old Norse word meaning "puddle, stagnant pool," and originally meant juice or sap from a plant or fruit.
  • slime - Related to Latin limus, "mud, slime."
  • mucous, mucus - Mucous is the adjective from Latin meaning "slimy," and mucus is the noun from Latin but cognate with Greek mussesthai, "blow the nose."

slime


Past participle: slimed
Gerund: sliming

Imperative
slime
slime
Present
I slime
you slime
he/she/it slimes
we slime
you slime
they slime
Preterite
I slimed
you slimed
he/she/it slimed
we slimed
you slimed
they slimed
Present Continuous
I am sliming
you are sliming
he/she/it is sliming
we are sliming
you are sliming
they are sliming
Present Perfect
I have slimed
you have slimed
he/she/it has slimed
we have slimed
you have slimed
they have slimed
Past Continuous
I was sliming
you were sliming
he/she/it was sliming
we were sliming
you were sliming
they were sliming
Past Perfect
I had slimed
you had slimed
he/she/it had slimed
we had slimed
you had slimed
they had slimed
Future
I will slime
you will slime
he/she/it will slime
we will slime
you will slime
they will slime
Future Perfect
I will have slimed
you will have slimed
he/she/it will have slimed
we will have slimed
you will have slimed
they will have slimed
Future Continuous
I will be sliming
you will be sliming
he/she/it will be sliming
we will be sliming
you will be sliming
they will be sliming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sliming
you have been sliming
he/she/it has been sliming
we have been sliming
you have been sliming
they have been sliming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sliming
you will have been sliming
he/she/it will have been sliming
we will have been sliming
you will have been sliming
they will have been sliming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sliming
you had been sliming
he/she/it had been sliming
we had been sliming
you had been sliming
they had been sliming
Conditional
I would slime
you would slime
he/she/it would slime
we would slime
you would slime
they would slime
Past Conditional
I would have slimed
you would have slimed
he/she/it would have slimed
we would have slimed
you would have slimed
they would have slimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slime - any thick, viscous matterslime - any thick, viscous matter    
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
sapropel - sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
Verb1.slime - cover or stain with slime; "The snake slimed his victim"
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

slime

noun sludge, ooze, gunge (informal), mud, muck, mire, gunk (informal), gloop (informal) the muck and slime at the bottom of the pond

slime

noun
A viscous, usually offensively dirty substance:
Translations
طين رَخو
bahnokal
dyndslam
leîja; slím, slepja
gļotas
kal
ince çamuryapışkan

slime

[slaɪm] N (in pond) → cieno m, fango m; [of snail] → baba f

slime

[ˈslaɪm] nsubstance f visqueuse

slime

nSchleim m; trail of slimeSchleimspur f

slime

[slaɪm] n (mud) → melma; (sticky substance) → sostanza viscida; (of snail) → bava

slime

(slaim) noun
thin, slippery mud or other matter that is soft, sticky and half-liquid. There was a layer of slime at the bottom of the pond.
ˈslimy adjective
covered with, consisting of, or like, slime. a slimy mess on the floor.
ˈsliminess noun
References in classic literature ?
Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
And instead of a soul, I have often found in them salt slime.
Allowed to stand for a while, when poured off, a thin deposit of slime was found on the bottoms of the vessels.
She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.
One pays according to an iron schedule--for every strength the balanced weakness; for every high a corresponding low; for every fictitious god-like moment an equivalent time in reptilian slime.
The human had to pass through those stages in its rise from the mire and slime of low organic life.
Tell me about it first, and meanwhile perhaps I'll have got my head out of the slime.
Edna looked at her feet, and noticed the sand and slime between her brown toes.
Running into the marsh among the familiar scents of roots, marsh plants, and slime, and the extraneous smell of horse dung, Laska detected at once a smell that pervaded the whole marsh, the scent of that strong-smelling bird that always excited her more than any other.
Allied to the bottom of the river rather than the surface, by reason of the slime and ooze with which it was covered, and its sodden state, this boat and the two figures in it obviously were doing something that they often did, and were seeking what they often sought.
From amid a tuft of cotton grass which bore it up out of the slime some dark thing was projecting.
But he knew life, its foulness as well as its fairness, its greatness in spite of the slime that infested it, and by God he was going to have his say on it to the world.