Etymology
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ooze (v.)

"to flow as ooze, percolate through the pores of a substance" (intrans.), also "emit in the shape of moisture" (trans.), late 14c., wosen, verbal derivative of Old English noun wos "juice, sap," from Proto-Germanic *wosan (source of Middle Low German wose "scum"), from same source as ooze (n.). The modern spelling is from late 16c. The Old English verb was wesan. Related: Oozed; oozing.

ooze (n.)

"fine soft mud or slime," Old English wase "soft mud, mire," from Proto-Germanic *waison (source also of Old Saxon waso "wet ground, mire," Old Norse veisa "pond of stagnant water"), probably from a PIE root meaning "wet." Modern spelling is from mid-1500s.

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Definitions of ooze
1
ooze (v.)
pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings;
Synonyms: seep
ooze (v.)
release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities;
Synonyms: exude / exudate / transude / ooze out
2
ooze (n.)
any thick, viscous matter;
Synonyms: sludge / slime / goo / goop / gook / guck / gunk / muck
ooze (n.)
the process of seeping;
Synonyms: seepage / oozing
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