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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
bahno
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.
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RAY: Unfortunately, even if you're sure your engine is sludged up, it's unlikely that any oil additive is going to fix it.
A UK study has showed that sheep reared on sludged pastures produce smaller, hormonally affected offspring.
The mean amounts of Cd leached from the control and sludged lysimeters are shown in Table 3 and the mean cumulative BTCs in Fig.