sludge

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. mud, mire, filth; ooze, slime, slush; slag; sewage. See uncleanness.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Mud]
Syn. muck, ooze, slop; see mud .
2. [Waste]
Syn. refuse, slime, filth; see residue .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
mud, ooze, mire, sediment, muck, oil, grease, goo, slime, *gunk, *goop, deposit, sewage, waste.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A viscous, usually offensively dirty substance: mire, muck, ooze, slime, slop, slush. See CLEAN.

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  • Sludge — Sludge, n. [CF. {Slush}.] 1. Mud; mire; soft mud; slush. Mortimer. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow. Kane. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) See {Slime}, 4. [1913 Webster] 4. Anything resembling mud… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sludge — (engl. Matsch) steht für eine Musikrichtung, siehe Sludge (Musik) eine im Deutschen Gallengries genannte Krankheit der Galle. ein in der Hämatologie bekanntes Phänomen, siehe Sludge Phänomen. nicht brennbare Bestandteile von Schweröl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sludge — [ßlạds̶c̶h̶; aus gleichbed. engl. sludge, eigtl. = Schlamm] m; [s], s: körnige Entmischung des Blutes als Folge einer Paraproteinämie (bes. am Augenhintergrund zu beobachten) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • sludge — [sluj] n. [var. of slutch, sludge, mud: akin to ME sluchched, muddy, prob. ult. < IE base * (s)leu , to hang limply > SLEET, MHG slote, mud, ooze] 1. mud, mire, or ooze covering the ground or forming a deposit at the bottom of bodies of… …   English World dictionary

  • sludge — [slʌdʒ] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from slush] 1.) soft thick mud, especially at the bottom of a liquid 2.) the solid substance that is left when industrial waste or ↑sewage (=the liquid waste from toilets) has been cleaned 3.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sludge — [ slʌdʒ ] noun uncount thick soft MUD a. a thick soft substance that remains when liquid has been removed from something in an industrial process ╾ sludg|y adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sludge — 1640s, possibly from M.E. slutch mud, mire, or a variant of SLUSH (Cf. slush) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sludge — [n] mud glop*, goo*, goop*, grease, gunk*, mire, muck, oil, ooze, scum, sediment, silt, slime, slop; concept 260 …   New thesaurus

  • sludge — ► NOUN 1) thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture. 2) dirty oil or industrial waste. 3) a muddy shade of brown or green. DERIVATIVES sludgy adjective. ORIGIN origin uncertain …   English terms dictionary

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