AskDefine | Define slurry

Dictionary Definition

slurry n : a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Slurred, tending to slur.
    slurry voice

Noun

  1. A thin mixture of liquid and fine substances such as clay or plaster of Paris.
  2. Liquid waste produced by mountain top removal mining. Usually very toxic. Usually stored nearby in giant dams.

Verb

  1. To make a slurry (of some material)

Extensive Definition

A slurry is, in general, a thick suspension of solids in a liquid and may be:
  • A mixture of water, ceramic powder and various additives (e.g., dispersant) used in the processing of ceramics.
  • A mixture of water and a starch (normally corn starch) used to thicken liquids to make a culinary sauce; usually for a clear sauce, as the product will be translucent. It is comparable to and often the same as a gravy.

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slurry in Persian: دوغاب
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