UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslaɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slaɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slīm)

Inflections of 'slime' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slime /slaɪm/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  slimed, slim•ing. 
n. [uncountable]
  1. thin, sticky mud.
  2. any sticky, mostly liquid matter, esp. of a foul kind.
  3. Slang Termsa disgusting, repulsive person:He's slime; she never wants to see him again.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slime  (slīm),USA pronunciation n., v.,  slimed, slim•ing. 
  1. thin, glutinous mud.
  2. any ropy or viscous liquid matter, esp. of a foul kind.
  3. a viscous secretion of animal or vegetable origin.
  4. Slang Termsa repulsive or despicable person.

  1. to cover or smear with or as if with slime.
  2. to remove slime from, as fish for canning.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English slyme, Old English slīm; cognate with Dutch slijm, German Schleim, Old Norse slīm

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slime /slaɪm/ n
  1. soft thin runny mud or filth
  2. any moist viscous fluid, esp when noxious or unpleasant
  3. a mucous substance produced by various organisms, such as fish, slugs, and fungi
vb (transitive)
  1. to cover with slime
Etymology: Old English slīm; related to Old Norse slīm, Old High German slīmen to smooth, Russian slimák snail, Latin līmax snail
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