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muddy

[muhd-ee] /ˈmʌd i/
adjective, muddier, muddiest.
1.
abounding in or covered with mud.
2.
not clear or pure:
muddy colors.
3.
cloudy with sediment:
muddy coffee.
4.
dull, as the complexion.
5.
not clear mentally.
6.
obscure or vague, as thought, expression, or literary style.
7.
Horse Racing. denoting the condition of a track after a heavy, continuous rainfall has ceased and been completely absorbed into the surface, leaving it the consistency of thick mud.
verb (used with object), muddied, muddying.
8.
to make muddy; soil with mud.
9.
to make turbid.
10.
to cause to be confused or obscure.
verb (used without object), muddied, muddying.
11.
to become muddy.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English muddi. See mud, -y1
Related forms
muddily, adverb
muddiness, noun
unmuddied, adjective
unmuddy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for muddied

muddy

/ˈmʌdɪ/
adjective -dier, -diest
1.
covered or filled with mud
2.
not clear or bright: muddy colours
3.
cloudy: a muddy liquid
4.
(esp of thoughts) confused or vague
verb -dies, -dying, -died
5.
to become or cause to become muddy
Derived Forms
muddily, adverb
muddiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for muddied

muddy

adj.

late 13c., from mud + -y (2). Big Muddy in reference to the Missouri or Mississippi rivers is first recorded 1825.

v.

"to make muddy," c.1600, from muddy (adj.). Related: Muddied; muddying.

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