Definitions for: Ooze

[n] the process of seeping
[n] any thick messy substance
[v] release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
[v] pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

Webster (1913) Definition: Ooze, n. (Oceanography)
A soft deposit covering large areas of the ocean bottom,
composed largely or mainly of the shells or other hard parts
of minute organisms, as Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and
diatoms. The radiolarian ooze occurring in many places in
very deep water is composed mainly of the siliceous skeletons
of radiolarians, calcareous matter being dissolved by the
lage percentage of carbon dioxide in the water at these

Ooze, n. [OE. wose, AS. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to w?s
juice, ooze, Icel. v[=a]s wetness, OHG. waso turf, sod, G.
1. Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or
easily yield to pressure. ``My son i' the ooze is
bedded.'' --Shak.

2. Soft flow; spring. --Prior.

3. The liquor of a tan vat.

Ooze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Oozed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Oozing.] [Prov. Eng. weeze, wooz. See Ooze, n.]
1. To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the
pores of a substance or through small openings.

The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass.

2. Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed
out; his courage oozed out.

Ooze, v. t.
To cause to ooze. --Alex. Smith.

Synonyms: exudate, exude, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze out, oozing, seep, seepage, slime, sludge, transude

See Also: course, distil, distill, egest, eliminate, excrete, extravasate, exudation, flow, flow, flowing, fume, gum, matter, pass, reek, release, run, sapropel, secrete, stream, substance, transpire, transudation

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