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ooze



Pronunciation: (OOz), [key]
v., oozed, ooz•ing,
n.


v.i.
1. (of moisture, liquid, etc.) to flow, percolate, or exude slowly, as through holes or small openings.
2. to move or pass slowly or gradually, as if through a small opening or passage: The crowd oozed toward the entrance.
3. (of a substance) to exude moisture.
4. (of something abstract, as information or courage) to appear or disappear slowly or imperceptibly (often fol. by out or away): His cockiness oozed away during my rebuttal speech.
5. to display some characteristic or quality: to ooze with piety.

v.t.
1. to make by oozing.
2. to exude (moisture, air, etc.) slowly.
3. to display or dispense freely and conspicuously: He can ooze charm when it serves his interest.

n.
1. the act of oozing.
2. something that oozes.
3. an infusion of oak bark, sumac, etc., used in tanning.

ooze



Pronunciation: (OOz), [key]
n.
1. Geol.a calcareous or siliceous mud composed chiefly of the shells of one-celled organisms, covering parts of the ocean bottom.
2. soft mud, or slime.
3. a marsh or bog.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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