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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.

sludgy

(ˈslʌdʒɪ)
adj, -ier or -iest
consisting of, containing, or like sludge
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sludgy

adjective
Of, relating to, or covered with slime:
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