sludge


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sludge

 (slŭj)
n.
1. Semisolid material such as the type precipitated by sewage treatment.
2. Mud, mire, or ooze covering the ground or forming a deposit, as on a riverbed.
3. Finely broken or half-formed ice on a body of water, especially the sea.
4. A semisolid mass composed of an aggregation of cells (such as red blood cells in blood vessels) or particulate matter (such as cholesterol crystals and calcium salts in bile).
intr.v. sludged, sludg·ing, sludg·es
To form sludge.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal slutch, mire.]

sludg′y adj.

sludge

(slʌdʒ)
n
1. soft mud, snow, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any deposit or sediment
3. (Physical Geography) a surface layer of ice that has a slushy appearance
4. (Civil Engineering) (in sewage disposal) the solid constituents of sewage that precipitate during treatment and are removed for subsequent purification
[C17: probably related to slush]

sludge

(slʌdʒ)

n.
1. mud, mire, or ooze; slush.
2. a deposit of ooze at the bottom of a body of water.
3. any of various mudlike deposits or mixtures.
4. broken ice, as on the sea.
5. sediment deposited during the treatment of sewage.
[1640–50; variant of dial. slutch, slitch, Middle English slich slime, wet mud];
sludg′y, adj. sludg•i•er, sludg•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sludge - the precipitate produced by sewage treatmentsludge - the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
precipitate - a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
2.sludge - any thick, viscous mattersludge - 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

sludge

noun sediment, ooze, silt, mud, muck, residue, slop, mire, slime, slush, slob (Irish), dregs, gloop (informal) All dumping of sludge will be banned.

sludge

noun
A viscous, usually offensively dirty substance:
Translations
أوْحال وقاذورات
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slam
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leîja, eîja
dubļidūņasnogulsnes
cıvık çamur

sludge

[slʌdʒ] N (= mud) → fango m, lodo m; (= sediment) → residuos mpl; (= sewage) → aguas fpl residuales

sludge

[ˈslʌdʒ] nboue f

sludge

nSchlamm m, → Matsch m (inf); (= sediment)schmieriger Satz

sludge

[slʌdʒ] n (mud, sediment) → melma; (sewage) → deposito di fognatura

sludge

(sladʒ) noun
soft, slimy mud, grease or other matter which settles at the bottom of a liquid. The river-bed is covered with thick sludge.
References in classic literature ?
Harvey would tallow the cup at the end, and carefully bring the sand, shell, sludge, or whatever it might be, to Disko, who fingered and smelt it and gave judgment.
Hence George, patrolling regularly every half-hour to the rooms so carefully looked after, extends his march to the hall-door, looks about him, and brings back the best report he can make of the worst of nights, the sleet still falling and even the stone footways lying ankle- deep in icy sludge.
At the central sewage treatment plant, The entire sewage sludge is mechanically dewatered by means of a centrifuge.
It was concluded from the results that application of sewage sludge at the rate of 30 t ha-1 was more beneficial in terms of better growth, higher straw yield and some yield traits of triticale under low input soil compared to control and inorganic fertilizer.
The X-ray Diffraction Analysis authenticated the pozzolanic reactivity of produced waste paper sludge and confirmed the outcome of Strength Activity Index.
Remarkable differences in the percentage of degradation of n-alkanes (nC13 to nC29) present in high concentration in oily sludge were observed when microbial consortium was added to such soil.
For this research, sampling of sewage sludge produced in drying beds was conducted over five years from 2009 to 2013 in four seasons.
Industrial sludge originates from the process of treatment of waste water.
Sludge formation, a form of engine oil deterioration, occurs from a variety of causes such as poor maintenance, vandalism or excessive heating.
Disintegration techniques including ultrasound [4], gamma irradiation [5], ozonation [6], enzyme [7] and combination of alkaline and high pressure homogenizer [8] have been studied to enhance sludge biodegradability.
Just 400 yards from the Columbia River, which flows through Hanford, approximately 30 cubic meters of the sludge is stored underwater in an aging, water-filled reactor basin.
Further studies should be conducted to evaluate the effects of sewage sludge on other plant species.