Gravy is thickened by whisking a cornstarch and water slurry into the boiling broth.
An example of slurry is what potters use to join two very hard pieces of clay.
Origin of slurryMiddle English slory from slore, thin mud from MDu, akin to slur
Origin of slurryMiddle English slori perhaps from sloor mud
- Any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.
- (mining) Liquid waste from some types of mining, such as mountain top removal mining, usually very toxic and stored nearby in large dams.
- (agriculture) A mixture of animal waste, other organic material and sometimes water, stored in a slurry pit and used as fertilizer; also used in combination, as pig slurry, etc.
(third-person singular simple present slurries, present participle slurrying, simple past and past participle slurried)
- To make a slurry (of some material).
- To apply a slurry (to).
- Next week we will be slurrying the parking lot.
(comparative slurrier, superlative slurriest)
- Slurred, tending to slur.
- He spoke with a slurry voice. "” His voice became progressively slurrier as he drank the three bottles of wine.
From slur (“run together; articulate poorly") +"Ž -y.