Ooze definition

o͝oz
To escape or disappear gradually.

Hope oozed away.

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Soft mud or slime.
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An infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning leather.
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Something that oozes.
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Something that oozes.
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To give forth moisture, as through pores.
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To give forth, or exude (a fluid)
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Soft mud or slime; esp., the deep layers of sediment at the bottom of a lake, ocean, etc.
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An area of muddy ground; bog.
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An infusion of plant material, as from oak bark, formerly used in tanning.
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A layer of mudlike sediment on the floor of oceans and lakes, composed chiefly of remains of microscopic sea animals.
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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.

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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.

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An oozing; gentle flow.
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To seem to radiate.

To ooze confidence.

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Potion of vegetable matter used for leather tanning.
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A thick often unpleasant liquid; muck.
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(intransitive) To be secreted or slowly leak.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To give off a sense of (something).
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Soft mud, slime, or shells on the bottom of a body of water.
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A piece of soft, wet, pliable turf.
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The liquor of a tanning vat.
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The act of oozing.
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To flow or leak out slowly, as through small openings.
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To disappear or ebb slowly.

His courage oozed away.

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To progress slowly but steadily.
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To exude moisture.
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To emit a particular essence or quality.

The house oozed with charm.

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To give off; exude.
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To emit or radiate in abundance.

She oozes confidence.

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Muddy ground.
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To flow or leak out slowly, as through very small holes; seep.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ooze
Plural:
oozes

Origin of ooze

  • From Early Modern English oase, ooze (probably influenced by ooze) from Middle English wose from Old English wāse Danish dialectal vejs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wosen from wose juice from Old English wōs Danish dialectal os

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wose, from Old English wāse 'mud, mire', from Proto-Germanic *waisÇ­ (compare Dutch waas 'turf, sod', German Wasen, Old Norse veisa 'slime, stagnant pool'), from Proto-Indo-European *weis- 'to flow' (compare Sanskrit विष्यति (viá¹£yati, “flow, let loose"). More at virus.

    From Wiktionary

  • (Noun) Middle English wose (“sap"), from Old English wōs (“sap, froth"), from Proto-Germanic *wōsÄ… (cf. Middle Low German wose 'scum', Old High German wasal 'rain', Old Swedish os, oos); akin to Sanskrit वसा (vásā, “fat").

    From Wiktionary

  • (Verb) Middle English wosen, from wose 'sap'; see above.

    From Wiktionary