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Meaning of OOZE

Pronunciation:  ooz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the process of seeping
  2. [n]  any thick messy substance
  3. [v]  release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
  4. [v]  pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

OOZE is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: exudate, exude, goo, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze out, oozing, seep, seepage, slime, sludge, transude
 See Also: course, distil, distill, egest, eliminate, excrete, extravasate, exudation, flow, flow, flowing, fume, gum, matter, pass, reek, release, run, sapropel, secrete, stream, substance, transpire, transudation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ooze\, n. (Oceanography)
    A soft deposit covering large areas of the ocean bottom,
    composed largely or mainly of the shells or other hard parts
    of minute organisms, as Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and
    diatoms. The {radiolarian ooze} occurring in many places in
    very deep water is composed mainly of the siliceous skeletons
    of radiolarians, calcareous matter being dissolved by the
    lage percentage of carbon dioxide in the water at these
  2. \Ooze\, n. [OE. wose, AS. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to w?s
    juice, ooze, Icel. v[=a]s wetness, OHG. waso turf, sod, G.
    1. Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or
       easily yield to pressure. ``My son i' the ooze is
       bedded.'' --Shak.
    2. Soft flow; spring. --Prior.
    3. The liquor of a tan vat.
  3. \Ooze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Oozed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Oozing}.] [Prov. Eng. weeze, wooz. See {Ooze}, n.]
    1. To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the
       pores of a substance or through small openings.
             The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass.
    2. Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed
       out; his courage oozed out.
  4. \Ooze\, v. t.
    To cause to ooze. --Alex. Smith.
Computing Dictionary

Object oriented extension of Z. "Object Orientation in Z", S. Stepney et al eds, Springer 1992.

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