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slur·ry

 (slûr′ē)
n. pl. slur·ries
A thin mixture of a liquid, especially water, and any of several finely divided substances, such as cement, plaster of Paris, or clay particles.

[Middle English slori, perhaps from sloor, mud.]

slurry

(ˈslʌrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Chemistry) a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water
[C15 slory; see slur]

slur•ry

(ˈslɜr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
2. a thin slip used in ceramics.
v.t.
3. to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).
[1400–50; late Middle English slory, akin to slur2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slurry - a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water
suspension - a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
Translations

slurry

[slʌrɪ] Nlodo m líquido (Agr) → estiércol m líquido

slurry

[ˈslʌrɪ] nfanghiglia
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Farmers use a lot of money to purchase inorganic fertilisers but owners of biogas plants can substitute, complement or replace the inorganic fertiliser with slurry.
Replicating spare parts for slurry pumps is a serious issue in the mining industry, for both solution providers and the mine operators who utilize them.
Slurry system A RESEARCH project has been launched in Wales to develop a dewatering and purification system that could reduce farm slurry volumes by up to 80%.
During the first weeks after pig and cattle slurry application, significant microbial immobilisation of inorganic N takes place due to decomposition and microbial assimilation of the organic carbon present in the manure (Kirchmann and Lundvall 1993; Sorcnscn and Amato 2002).
SWIMMERS have been warned to stay out of the water in Denbighshire after poisonous slurry seeped into a river.
As CSIRO pointed out, almost all mineral processing plants need to transport slurry through pumps at various process steps.
The slurry pipeline to carry iron ore from Bailadila to Vizag has been planned in two phases.
Now a slurry of surimi, produced from Alaska Pollock, has a gelling film-forming ability that can be used to lower the amount of fat in deep-fried products.
A CORONER delivered a stark warning on the dangers of mixing slurry yesterday after hearing how a boy died from inhaling toxic fumes.
A MOTORCYCLIST had a soft - but smelly - landing after crashing into a pile of slurry.
Slurry seal - an asphalt emulsion mixed with sand - is slapped onto aging asphalt pavements to keep out water and prolong pavement life.
A boy aged 10 has died and his dad was fighting for his life last night after they were overcome by slurry fumes.