Sluiced
Sluice Sluice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sluiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sluicing}.] 1. To emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. --Howitt. [1913 Webster]

He dried his neck and face, which he had been sluicing with cold water. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining. [1913 Webster]


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  • sluiced — sluːs n. manmade water channel equipped with a valve or gate for regulating water flow; valve or gate used to regulate water flow; water flow controlled by a sluice; trough, water channel used to transport objects (i.e. logs) v. open a sluice… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sluice — I UK [sluːs] / US [slus] verb Word forms sluice : present tense I/you/we/they sluice he/she/it sluices present participle sluicing past tense sluiced past participle sluiced 1) [transitive] to wash something with a flow of water He bent down and… …   English dictionary

  • sluice — sluice1 [ slus ] verb 1. ) transitive to wash something with a flow of water: He bent down and sluiced his head under the faucet. The walls and floors were sluiced down every day. 2. ) intransitive if water sluices somewhere, it flows there… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sluice — [[t]slu͟ːs[/t]] sluices, sluicing, sluiced 1) N COUNT A sluice is a passage that carries a current of water and has a barrier, called a sluice gate, which can be opened and closed to control the flow of water. 2) VERB If you sluice something or… …   English dictionary

  • Sluice — Sluice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sluiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sluicing}.] 1. To emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt. [1913 Webster] He dried his neck and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sluicing — Sluice Sluice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sluiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sluicing}.] 1. To emit by, or as by, flood gates. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows. Howitt. [1913 Webster] He dried his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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