Definitions for Sludgeslʌdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. mud, mire, or ooze; slush.

  2. a deposit of ooze at the bottom of a body of water.

  3. any of various mudlike deposits or mixtures.

  4. broken ice, as on the sea.

    Category: Oceanography

  5. sediment deposited during the treatment of sewage.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of sludge:

1640–50; var. of dial. slutch, slitch, ME slich slime, wet mud

sludg′y(adj.)sludg•i•er, sludg•i•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sludge(noun)

    the precipitate produced by sewage treatment

  2. sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze(noun)

    any thick, viscous matter


  1. sludge(Noun)

    A generic term for solids separated from suspension in a liquid.

  2. sludge(Noun)

    A residual semi-solid material left from industrial, water treatment, or wastewater treatment processes.

  3. sludge(Noun)

    A sediment of accumulated minerals in a steam boiler.

  4. sludge(Noun)

    A mass of small pieces of ice on the surface of a body of water.

  5. sludge(Verb)

    to slump or slouch.

  6. sludge(Verb)

    to slop or drip slowly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sludge(noun)

    mud; mire; soft mud; slush

  2. Sludge(noun)

    small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow

  3. Sludge(noun)

    see Slime, 4

Translations for Sludge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


soft, slimy mud, grease or other matter which settles at the bottom of a liquid

The river-bed is covered with thick sludge.

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