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  1. sludgenoun

    ooze, mud, mire, slush

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sludgenoun

    the precipitate produced by sewage treatment

    goo, muck, goop, guck, ooze, gook, slime, gunk

  2. sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, oozenoun

    any thick, viscous matter

    slant-eye, guck, easy lay, scoop, droppings, gunk, oozing, goop, slime, max, seepage, ooze, grievous bodily harm, dung, gook, liquid ecstasy, goo, muck, soap

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  1. sludgenoun

    slosh, slush

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sludge":

    sludges, mud, slurry, slam, muck, mire, dirt, lama, ooze

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  1. Suzanne Somers:

    Almost everyone has gut issues, once all the old sludge is cleaned out of your gut, you stop bloating and you lose weight. Although this was not designed as a weight loss program, your stomach [does feel] flatter and your energy is through the roof.

  2. David Hendler:

    They're trying to paint a picture of progress but there's still a lot of sludge in there.

  3. Patrick MacRoy:

    The Stone case is incredibly troubling because the source of exposure - waste sludge - is something that is also spread across hundreds of farms in Maine and thousands nationally.

  4. Brittany Austin:

    Our parking lot flooded, so, for me to get the children to the parents, who had to park as soon as they came in the parking lot, I had to sludge my way through a good 6 feet of water to get them out to the parents.

  5. Christopher Mankovich:

    The fuzzy cores are like a sludge, the hydrogen and helium gas in the planet gradually mix with more and more ice and rock as you move toward the planet's center. It's a bit like parts of Earth's oceans where the saltiness increases as you get to deeper and deeper levels, creating a stable configuration.

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