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[sluhj-ee] /ˈslʌdʒ i/
adjective, sludgier, sludgiest.
of or relating to sludge.
covered, lined with, or containing sludge.
Origin of sludgy
1775-85; sludge + -y1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sludgy
  • Regular ethanol breaks down over time when it sits in your tank, and turns viscous and sludgy in cold weather.
  • Drinking a few ounces of the sludgy brown liquid usually leads to a violent purge from both ends of the body.
  • Some of the fuel is mixing with water and turning to a sludgy foam in a process called emulsification.
  • He said sludgy, mechanically easily to handle materials found their way to agricultural derived biogas plants.
British Dictionary definitions for sludgy


adjective -ier, -iest
consisting of, containing, or like sludge
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