ooze

The beauty of the word ooze is not only that it's both a noun and a verb but also that the word sounds like what it means. The ooze on the bottom of the pond oozed between your toes.

When something oozes, it seeps out slowly in an unappetizing way. Cheese sauce oozes out of the container. Sludge oozes out of a treatment plant. Cream oozes out of a tube. Whatever is oozing is referred to as ooze. After an oil spill, a cleanup crew has to clean up the ooze that collects on the shore. It can also be used to describe someone's behavior if it's especially awful. A person who is really bad, for example, can be said to ooze evil.

Definitions of ooze
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v pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

Synonyms:
seep
Type of:
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids

v release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Synonyms:
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude
Types:
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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
froth
exude or expel foam
water
secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
lather
exude sweat or lather
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body

n any thick, viscous matter

Synonyms:
goo, gook, goop, guck, gunk, muck, slime, sludge
Types:
sapropel
sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
Type of:
matter
that which has mass and occupies space

n the process of seeping

Synonyms:
oozing, seepage
Types:
exudation, transudation
the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes
Type of:
flow, flowing
the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

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