Sludge



noun
1.
mud, mire, or ooze; slush.
2.
a deposit of ooze at the bottom of a body of water.
3.
any of various more or less mudlike deposits or mixtures.
4.
the sediment in a steam boiler or water tank.
5.
broken ice, as on the sea.
6.
a mixture of some finely powdered substance and water.
7.
sediment deposited during the treatment of sewage.
8.
Also called activated sludge. Bacteriology. sewage sediment that contains a heavy growth of microorganisms, resulting from vigorous aeration.
9.
a fine, mudlike powder produced by a mining drill.
noun
1.
soft mud, snow, etc
2.
any deposit or sediment
3.
a surface layer of ice that has a slushy appearance
4.
(in sewage disposal) the solid constituents of sewage that precipitate during treatment and are removed for subsequent purification

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