slurry

[slur-ee]
noun, plural slurries.
1.
a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
2.
Ceramics. a thin slip.
verb (used with object), slurried, slurrying.
3.
to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to such a suspension.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English slory; perhaps akin to slur

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slurry (ˈslʌrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water
 
[C15 slory; see slur]

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slurry
c.1440, "mud, slime," probably related to M.E. sloor "thin or fluid mud" (see slur).
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Example sentences
Mountaintop sites also create slurry ponds-artificial lakes that hold the
  byproducts of coal processing and that sometimes fail.
Together they came up with a slurry of a few species of lichens and mixed in
  some protein.
The slurry would be injected into the jet, carrying the particles away in the
  ascending heated air.
When houses are dismantled, the ground on which they stand is transported
  through slurry pipes to the new location.
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