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OOZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ooze mean? 

OOZE (noun)
  The noun OOZE has 2 senses:

1. any thick messy substance
2. the process of seeping

  Familiarity information: OOZE used as a noun is rare.


OOZE (verb)
  The verb OOZE has 2 senses:

1. pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
2. release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

  Familiarity information: OOZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OOZE (noun)


Sense 1ooze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any thick messy substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

slime; ooze; muck; gunk; guck; gook; goo; sludge

Hypernyms ("ooze" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ooze"):

sapropel (sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans)


Sense 2ooze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of seeping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

oozing; seepage; ooze

Hypernyms ("ooze" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ooze"):

exudation; transudation (the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes)


OOZE (verb)


Sense 1ooze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ooze; seep

Hypernyms (to "ooze" is one way to...):

course; feed; flow; run (move along, of liquids)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2ooze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

transude; ooze out; exude; exudate; ooze

Context example:

exude sweat through the pores

Hypernyms (to "ooze" is one way to...):

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ooze"):

distil; distill (give off (a liquid))

fume; reek (be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face)

transpire (give off (water) through the skin)

extravasate (geology: cause molten material, such as lava, to pour forth)

stream (exude profusely)

gum (exude or form gum)

release; secrete (generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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