ETYM Old Eng. wose, as. wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to waes juice, ooze, Icel. vâs wetness, Old High Germ. waso turf, sod, German wasen.
Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
Sediment of fine texture consisting mainly of organic matter found on the ocean floor at depths greater than 2,000 m/6,600 ft. Several kinds of ooze exist, each named for its constituents.
Siliceous ooze is composed of the silica shells of tiny marine plants (diatoms) and animals (radiolarians). Calcareous ooze is formed from the calcite shells of microscopic animals (foraminifera) and floating algae (coccoliths).
1. To pass through small openings, slowly
2. To emit moisture or a moist substance