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Meaning of SLUDGE

Pronunciation:  sluj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
  2. [n]  any thick messy substance
 

SLUDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze, slime
 
 See Also: matter, precipitate, sapropel, substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
    
    
 

 

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