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Sludge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLUDGE, n. Mud; mire; soft mud.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
2: any thick, viscous matter [syn: sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English slugge, perhaps alteration of slicche mud, slush; akin to Old High German sl?h mire Date: 15th century 1. mud, mire; especially a muddy deposit (as on a riverbed) ; ooze 2. a muddy or slushy mass, deposit, or sediment: as a. precipitated solid matter produced by water and sewage treatment processes b. muddy sediment in a steam boiler c. a precipitate or settling (as a mixture of impurities and acid) from a mineral oil 3. slush 5 sludgy adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 thick greasy mud. 2 muddy or slushy sediment. 3 sewage. 4 Mech. an accumulation of dirty oil, esp. in the sump of an internal-combustion engine. 5 Geol. sea-ice newly formed in small pieces. 6 (usu. attrib.) a muddy colour (sludge green). Derivatives: sludgy adj. Etymology: cf. SLUSH

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sludge Sludge, n. Anything resembling mud or slush; as: (a) A muddy or slimy deposit from sweage. (b) Mud from a drill hole in boring. (c) Muddy sediment in a steam boiler. (d) Settling of cottonseed oil, used in making soap, etc. (e) A residuum of crude paraffin-oil distillation.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sludge Sludge, n. [CF. Slush.] 1. Mud; mire; soft mud; slush. --Mortimer. Tennyson. 2. Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow. --Kane. 3. (Mining) See Slime, 4. Sludge hole, the hand-hole, or manhole, in a steam boiler, by means of which sediment can be removed.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sludges) Sludge is thick mud, sewage, or industrial waste. All dumping of sludge will be banned by 1998. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Slosh, slush. 2. Mud, mire.

Moby Thesaurus

Dry Ice, berg, calf, clay, cryosphere, dregs, firn, floe, frazil, frozen water, glaciation, glacier, glacieret, glaze, glazed frost, glop, goo, granular snow, ground ice, growler, gumbo, gunk, ice, ice banner, ice barrier, ice belt, ice cave, ice cubes, ice dike, ice field, ice floe, ice foot, ice front, ice island, ice needle, ice pack, ice pinnacle, ice raft, ice sheet, iceberg, icefall, icequake, icicle, jokul, lolly, mire, muck, mud, neve, nieve penitente, ooze, pack ice, precipitate, residue, scum, serac, shelf ice, silt, slab, sleet, slime, slip, slob, slop, slosh, slush, snow ice, snowberg, splosh, squash, swill

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