slush

Slush is messy melted snow, a mixture of ice and water. If you forget to wear your waterproof boots, you'll want to watch out for the slush as you walk through the city in February.

Slush forms when snow melts slightly, leaving behind a substance that's similar to snow, but wetter. A sweet, icy drink is also a slush or a slushy, while a "slush pile" is a heap of manuscripts and letters that are sent, unsolicited, to a publisher. And a "slush fund" is either an extra, backup bank account, or a secret one full of illegally obtained money. One thing is for sure: slush is messy.

Definitions of slush
  1. noun
    partially melted snow
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    type of:
    H2O, water
    binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
  2. verb
    make a splashing sound
    synonyms: slosh, splash, splosh
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  3. verb
    spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    synonyms: slosh, slosh around, slush around
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    type of:
    plash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swash
    dash a liquid upon or against
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