Slime is an unpleasant substance found in wet areas. Over time, slime can form on rocks, in bathrooms, on walls of caves, and even on food.

  • I can’t eat this sliced turkey. There’s a thin layer of slime on it.
  • Cilantro will be covered with slime if it’s left in the refrigerator for too long.
  • A snail leaves behind a thin trace of slime as it travels.
  • A wet shower stall will develop slime and mold if it isn’t cleaned.
  • Wet walls of a cave might be covered with slime.
  • Kids like to play with slime.

The word "slime" also refers to the bad behavior of people and organizations:

  • City leaders were rejected by voters who grew tired of the corruption and slime in government.
  • Police officers deal with slime on a daily basis.
  • People who are regularly exposed to criminal behavior and slime may become criminals themselves.

The adjective form of this word is slimy.

  • Snails and slugs are slimy.
  • A salamander looks and feels slimy.
  • A rock feels slimy if it’s covered with wet algae.
  • A slimy business person doesn’t care about the impact that his or her activity has on the environment.
  • Gambling is kind of a slimy business.
  • Slimy politicians use their power and office for personal gain.
  • That was a slimy thing to do. He shouldn’t have done that.
  • That was awfully slimy.



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Date of publication: February 24, 2017