Ooze 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. wasen.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Soft flow; spring. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. The liquor of a tan vat. [1913 Webster]

4. (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 depths. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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