oozing

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ooze 1

 (o͞oz)
v. oozed, ooz·ing, ooz·es
v.intr.
1. To flow or leak out slowly, as through small openings.
2. To disappear or ebb slowly: His courage oozed away.
3. To progress slowly but steadily: "Over grass bleached colorless by strong outback sun, the herd oozes forward" (Geraldine Brooks).
4. To exude moisture.
5. To emit a particular essence or quality: The house oozed with charm.
v.tr.
1. To give off; exude.
2. To emit or radiate in abundance: She oozes confidence.
n.
1. The act of oozing.
2. Something that oozes.
3. An infusion of plant material, as from oak bark, formerly used in tanning.

[Middle English wosen, from wose, juice, from Old English wōs; akin to Danish dialectal os.]

ooze 2

 (o͞oz)
n.
1. Soft mud or slime.
2. A layer of mudlike sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes, composed chiefly of remains of microscopic sea animals.
3. Muddy ground.

[From Early Modern English oase, ooze (probably influenced by ooze), from Middle English wose, from Old English wāse; akin to Danish dialectal vejs.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oozing - the process of seepingoozing - the process of seeping    
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
exudation, transudation - the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes
Adj.1.oozing - leaking out slowly
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
Translations

oozing

n. exudado; supuración.
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