slaggy

slaggy

[slag-ee]
adjective, slaggier, slaggiest.
of, pertaining to, or like slag.

Origin:
1680–90; slag1 + -y1

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slag (slæɡ)
 
n
1.  See also basic slag Also called: cinder the fused material formed during the smelting or refining of metals by combining the flux with gangue, impurities in the metal, etc. It usually consists of a mixture of silicates with calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, etc
2.  a mass of rough fragments of pyroclastic rock and cinders derived from a volcanic eruption; scoria
3.  a mixture of shale, clay, coal dust, and other mineral waste produced during coal mining
4.  slang (Brit) a coarse or dissipated girl or woman
 
vb , slags, slagging, slagged
5.  slang (Brit) (tr), (usually foll by off) to abuse (someone) verbally
6.  slang (Austral) (intr) to spit
 
[C16: from Middle Low German slagge, perhaps from slagen to slay]
 
'slagging
 
n
 
'slaggy
 
adj

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