Definitions for: Slime

[n] any thick messy substance
[v] cover or stain with slime; "The snake slimed his victim"

Webster (1913) Definition: Slime, n. [OE. slim, AS. sl[=i]m; akin to D. slijm, G.
schleim, MHG. sl[=i]men to make smooth, Icel. sl[=i]m slime,
Dan. sliim; cf. L. limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr.
???; or cf. L. limus mud.]
1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality;
viscous mud.

As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and
ooze scatters his grain. --Shak.

2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty
nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

3. (Script.) Bitumen. [Archaic]

Slime had they for mortar. --Gen. xi. 3.

4. pl. (Mining) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the
preparatory dressing. --Pryce.

5. (Physiol.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the
bodies of certain animals. --Goldsmith.

Slime eel. (Zo["o]l.) See 1st Hag, 4.

Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.

Slime, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slimed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To smear with slime. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze, sludge

See Also: begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, matter, sapropel, soil, substance

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