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slime

noun [U] uk   /slaɪm/ us  
a sticky liquid substance that is unpleasant to touch, such as the liquid produced by fish and snails and the greenish-brown substance found near water: There was a revolting green slime in between the bathroom tiles. You could see trails of slime where the slugs had been.
Translations of “slime”
in Korean 점액…
in Arabic مادّة غَرَوِيّة…
in French vase…
in Turkish sümük, sümüksü madde…
in Italian limo, melma, bava (di lumache)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (令人不快的)黏液…
in Russian слизь…
in Polish muł, szlam…
in Spanish cieno, fango…
in Portuguese gosma…
in German der Schleim, der Schlamm…
in Catalan llot, bava…
in Japanese どろどろ(ねばねば)したもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) (令人不快的)黏液…
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