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Definition of "slime" [slime]

  • A thick sticky slippery substance. (noun)
  • Biology A mucous substance secreted by certain animals, such as catfishes and slugs. (noun)
  • Soft moist earth; mud. (noun)
  • A slurry containing very fine particulate matter. (noun)
  • Vile or disgusting matter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slime" in a sentence
  • "I didn’t see any strings on the rocket ship, but when you see the plastic slime inching up the ramp toward our crew, you know it’s a plastic sheet of “slime”, and the freaky tie-dye technique with the Venus sky is pure 1960s state of the art."
  • "They warned the Clinton campaign against engaging in what they called slime politics and Obama told reporters he won't be swift-boated."
  • "Now that is what I call a slime-ball but the sheepherders signed a contract knowing the terms."