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
hyhmäkattilakiviliejulietemuta
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.
Total quantity or scope: Safe disposal generated during wastewater treatment technology activity sludge removal, recovery or waste disposal enterprise in the context of the framework agreement.
The North American region is the biggest market of industrial sludge treatment, accounting for around one third of the total industrial sludge treatment demand.
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.
RAY: First of all, while denatured alcohol is a solvent, we have no idea whether it does anything to remove engine sludge.
The anaerobic digestion of sludge leads to the formation of struvite because ammonia, phosphate and magnesium are solubilised by the digestion process (Mamais et al.
This report presents information on recent trends in the bioconversion of sludge to value-added products such as pesticides, enzymes, and fertilizers.
The first objective of sludge conditioning is to increase particle size, overcoming hydration effects and repelling electric charges between particles.
Yet Severn Trent has defended the sludge sales, which are backed by the Government.
Kayla had her own diagnosis: the coal processing plant and sludge impoundment operated by subsidiaries of Massey Energy that loom right above the school.
com/sludge, users are able to navigate their way around the user friendly site, which has been designed specifically to assist those who are responsible for selecting sludge pumping equipment, dealing with each step in the whole treatment process.