mud
I. noun Etymology: Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German Date: 14th century 1. a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially soft wet earth 2. abusive and malicious remarks or charges <
political campaigners slinging mud at each other
>
3. anathema 1b — usually used in the phrase one's name is mud 4. a mixture of water, clay, and chemicals used in oil-well drilling and having various functions (as lubrication and cooling of the bit and flushing of rock particles to the surface) II. transitive verb (mudded; mudding) Date: 1593 1. to make muddy or turbid 2. to treat or plaster with mud

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