ooze VERB 1) slowly trickle or seep out. 2) give a powerful impression of: she oozes sex appeal.
NOUN 1) the sluggish flow of a fluid. 2) wet mud or slime, especially that found at the bottom of a river, lake, or sea. 3) an infusion of oak bark or other vegetable matter, used in tanning.
DERIVATIVES oozy adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, «juice or sap».

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