What does Sludge mean?

Definitions for Sludgeslʌdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sludge.

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

  4. Origin: [CF. Slush.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sludge

    sluj, n. soft mud or mire: half-melted snow.—adj. Sludg′y, miry: muddy. [A form of slush.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sludge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sludge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cameron Todd:

    We've got a technology that allows you to more efficiently get bitumen out of oil sands, we've got a process that works and ... it means you don't have a problem with sludge that's left over and needs to go to a tailings pond.

  2. Lijin Zhong:

    You can treat sludge as waste but if you change your mind the sludge is not waste but a source of energy, if you can recover your energy, if you can recover resources from waste, then you are doing something to close the (ecological) loop of the city.

  3. Bruce Thomson:

    These organisms are adapted to live in fast-moving streams with sand and gravel bottoms, and now we’re covering most of that sand and gravel with light, fluffy sludge, it’ll plug up the pours and the organisms will be smothered. They need the sand and gravel to provide nutrients and oxygen.

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