Slime meaning

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(biology) A mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as catfishes and slugs.
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(slang) A despicable or repulsive person.
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A thick, sticky, slippery substance.
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A slurry containing very fine particulate matter.
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Vile or disgusting matter.
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To smear with slime.
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To remove slime from (fish to be canned, for example).
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To cover with slime.
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A slippery or sticky mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as slugs or snails.
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To vilify or malign (someone), especially publicly.
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Any soft, moist, slippery, sometimes sticky matter, as soft mud, the mucous coating on fish, etc.; specif., moist or sticky matter considered filthy or disgusting.
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To clean slime from.
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To become slimy.
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A thick, sticky, slippery substance.
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(biology) A mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as catfishes and slugs.
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A dweeb's term for a sales person. See dweeb and suit.
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Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
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Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs.
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To coat with slime.
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(figuratively) To besmirch or disparage.
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Soft moist earth; mud.
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Origin of slime

  • Middle English from Old English slīm lei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English slÄ«m, from Proto-Germanic. Cognates include Dutch slijm, German Schleim (“mucus, slime"), also see Latin limus (“mud"), Ancient Greek λίμνη (límnÄ“, “marsh").

    From Wiktionary