Variant of ooze
- an infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning leather
Origin: < the v.
- an oozing; gentle flow
- something that oozes
Origin: ME wose < OE wos, sap, juice, akin to MLowG wose, scum < IE base *wes-, wet: meaning infl. by OE wase, mire: see ooze
- 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
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