Definition of ooze:
- A soft deposit covering large areas of the ocean bottom, composed largely or mainly of the shells or other hard parts of minute organisms, as Foraminifera, Radiolaria, and diatoms. The radiolarian ooze occurring in many places in very deep water is composed mainly of the siliceous skeletons of radiolarians, calcareous matter being dissolved by the lage percentage of carbon dioxide in the water at these depths.
- Fig.: To leak ( out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out.
- Soft flow; spring.
- Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
- The liquor of a tan vat.
- To cause to ooze.
- To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings.
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A filthy thing it was, as its pink snout rose above the green ooze of the marshes, and it looked up lustingly, defying the purity of the blue skies of heaven, to bring to those who came against it a cruel, shameful death.- "A Book of Myths", Jean Lang.
- "Bring Me His Ears", Clarence E. Mulford.
It darted out like a toad from the hiding- place of some private ooze at the bottom of each soul into one face after the other; and there was a certain youth who grew so visibly in guilt, who had so many beads of an obviously guilty perspiration on his forehead, and eyes so guiltily starting from their sockets, that only by a violent effort of self- control could the vicar stop himself from pointing at him and shouting out then and there " Thou art the man!"- "The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight", Elizabeth von Arnim.