Definition of slime in English:


Syllabification: slime
Pronunciation: /slīm


A moist, soft, and slippery substance, typically regarded as repulsive: the cold stone was wet with slime
More example sentences
  • Within minutes the area was covered in red slime and clouds of tomato sauce filled the air.
  • The rocks are coated with thick black slime out of reach of the 150 young soldiers with olive green shower capes and buckets and spades to shovel up the filth.
  • The slime - a thick, mucus-like substance that smelled positively dreadful - was dribbling down the steps in a slow and steady ooze.
ooze, sludge, muck, mud, mire
informal goo, gunk, gook, gloop, gunge, guck, glop
humorous ectoplasm


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Cover with slime: what grass remained was slimed over with pale brown mud
More example sentences
  • His initial impressions were unfavourable: he hated the food (‘foul vinaigrette had been slimed over the salad’) and was frightened by the prospect of having to speak the language.
  • The roach enjoyed sliming its way across the human food stored in the kitchen, and occasionally it would wriggle through a child's hair in the middle of the night, just for fun, but that was all petty revenge.
  • To her great displeasure something had leaked in her backpack, a dark blue ooze had slimed a course all throughout the entire bag.


Old English slīm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch slijm and German Schleim 'mucus, slime', Latin limus 'mud', and Greek limnē 'marsh'.

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