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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
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