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OOZE, verb intransitive ooz. [The origin of this word is not easily ascertained. Heb. See Issue.]

To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance, or through small openings. Water oozes from the earth and through a filter.

The latent rill, scaree oozing through the grass.

OOZE, noun

1. Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently or easily yield to pressure.

2. Soft flow; spring.

3. The liquor of a tan-vat.