AskDefine | Define ooze

Dictionary Definition

ooze

Noun

1 any thick messy substance [syn: sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck]
2 the process of seeping [syn: seepage, oozing]

Verb

1 pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings [syn: seep]
2 release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores" [syn: exude, exudate, transude, ooze out]

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English

Etymology 1

The verb was derived from the noun wos ("juice", "sap"), which ultimately is from the same source as the word of Etymology 2 below.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To secrete or slowly leak.
  2. To give off a sense of (something).
Translations

Noun

ooze
  1. Secretion, humour.
  2. A thick often unpleasant liquid; muck.

Etymology 2

From wase ("soft mud", "mire").

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Soft mud.

Extensive Definition

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