sludge


sludge
[[t]slʌdʒ[/t]]
n.
1) mud, mire, or ooze; slush
2) a deposit of ooze at the bottom of a body of water
3) any of various mudlike deposits or mixtures
4) oce broken ice, as on the sea
5) civ sediment deposited during the treatment of sewage
Etymology: 1640–50; var. of dial. slutch, slitch, ME slich slime, wet mud; sludg′y, adj. sludg•i•er, sludg•i•est.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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