- Ooze is a mixture of tree matter used in leather tanning, or the liquid result of a slow leak or spill.
- An example of ooze is the mixture of tree barks used in the process of turning animal skins into leather.
- An example of ooze is the pile of honey below the puncture in a plastic honey jar.
- Ooze is defined as to leak slowly, slowly disappear, or to give off or radiate.
- An example of ooze are the bubbles that come from the door seal of a dishwasher that has been loaded with dish soap rather than dishwasher detergent.
- An example of ooze is the disappearance of the Amazon rainforest.
- An example of ooze is the joy gushing from a new dad.
Honey oozes from a dipper.
Honey oozes frmo a dipper.
- an infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning leather
Origin of ooze< the v.
- an oozing; gentle flow
- something that oozes
Origin of oozeMiddle English wose ; from Old English wos, sap, juice, akin to Middle Low German wose, scum ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wes-, wet: meaning influenced, influence by Old English wase, mire: see ooze
intransitive verboozed, oozing
- to flow or leak out slowly, as through very small holes; seep
- to give forth moisture, as through pores
- to escape or disappear gradually: hope oozed away
- to give forth, or exude (a fluid)
- to seem to radiate: to ooze confidence
- soft mud or slime; esp., the deep layers of sediment at the bottom of a lake, ocean, etc.
- an area of muddy ground; bog
Origin of oozeMiddle English wose ; from Old English wase, ; from Indo-European base an unverified form weis-, to flow away from source Classical Latin virus
verboozed oozed, ooz·ing, ooz·es
- To flow or leak out slowly, as through small openings.
- To disappear or ebb slowly: His courage oozed away.
- To progress slowly but steadily: “Over grass bleached colorless by strong outback sun, the herd oozes forward” (Geraldine Brooks).
- To exude moisture.
- To emit a particular essence or quality: The house oozed with charm.
- To give off; exude.
- To emit or radiate in abundance: She oozes confidence.
- The act of oozing.
- Something that oozes.
- An infusion of plant material, as from oak bark, formerly used in tanning.
Origin of oozeMiddle English wosen, from wose, juice, from Old English wōs; akin to Danish dialectal os.
- Soft mud or slime.
- A layer of mudlike sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes, composed chiefly of remains of microscopic sea animals.
- Muddy ground.
Origin of oozeFrom Early Modern English oase, ooze (probably influenced by ooze1), from Middle English wose, from Old English wāse; akin to Danish dialectal vejs.
(third-person singular simple present oozes, present participle oozing, simple past and past participle oozed)