slimy

[slahy-mee]
adjective, slimier, slimiest.
1.
of or like slime.
2.
abounding in or covered with slime.
3.
offensively foul or vile.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see slime, -y1

slimily, adverb
sliminess, noun
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slimy (ˈslaɪmɪ)
 
adj , slimier, slimiest
1.  characterized by, covered with, containing, secreting, or resembling slime
2.  offensive or repulsive
3.  chiefly (Brit) characterized by servility
 
'slimily
 
adv
 
'sliminess
 
n

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slimy

any of certain fishes (order Perciformes) that are characterized by slimy bodies with small scales. They derive their name from the small but extendable mouth that slips out during feeding. The 3 genera and about 21 species are restricted to salt or brackish waters in the Indo-Pacific region

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Example sentences
We reached into the slimy net, flipped it inside out and dumped the contents
  onto a mesh screen.
The current is not strong, but the rocks are slimy with hippo leavings.
We see some evidence of a slimy substance on our strings, but don't know if
  that is the beginning of crystal formation.
The leaves of watercress quickly become yellow and slimy when improperly
  handled.
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