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sludge / sləj/ • n. thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, esp. the product of an industrial or refining process. ∎  dirty oil, esp. in the sump of an internal combustion engine. ∎  sea ice newly formed in small pieces. DERIVATIVES: sludg·y adj.

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sludge

sludge mire, ooze XVII; matter mixed with water or slime XVIII. See SLUSH.

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"sludge." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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sludge

sludge See sewage.

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sludge

sludgeadjudge, begrudge, bludge, budge, drudge, fudge, grudge, judge, misjudge, nudge, pudge, sludge, smudge, trudge

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