see also: SLUDGE
Pronunciation Noun


  1. Solids separated from suspension in a liquid.
  2. A residual semi-solid material left from industrial, water treatment, or wastewater treatment processes.
  3. A sediment of accumulated minerals in a steam boiler.
  4. A mass of small pieces of ice on the surface of a body of water.
  5. (uncountable, music) sludge metal
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Abwasserschlamm
  • Russian: оса́док
  • Spanish: fango
  • Russian: шлам
  • Spanish: lodo
Translations Verb

sludge (sludges, present participle sludging; past and past participle sludged)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To slump or slouch.
  2. (intransitive) To slop or drip slowly.

  1. (emergency medicine, mnemonic) An acronym used to help remember the common symptoms of certain affections of a cholinergic toxidrome: "salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, gastrointestinal upset, emesis".

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