Definition of slime noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//slaɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//slaɪm//
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any unpleasant thick liquid substance The pond was full of mud and green slime. Snails and slugs leave a trail of slime. see also slimy Word OriginOld English slīm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch slijm and German Schleim ‘mucus, slime’, Latin limus ‘mud’, and Greek limnē ‘marsh’.Extra examples The organisms are a slime mould/​mold. The snail left a trail of slime along the floor. the primeval slime from which all life developed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slime