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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
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Etymology 1

The verb was derived from the Old English noun wos ("juice", "sap"), which ultimately is from the same source as the word of Etymology 2 below.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ooze

Third person singular
oozes

Simple past
oozed

Past participle
-

Present participle
oozing

to ooze (third-person singular simple present oozes, present participle oozing, simple past and past participle oozed)
  1. (intransitive) To secrete or slowly leak.
  2. (intransitive) To give off a sense of (something).
Translations
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Noun

ooze

  1. Secretion, humour.
  2. A thick often unpleasant liquid; muck.

Etymology 2

From Old English wase ("soft mud", "mire").

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ooze

Plural
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  1. Soft mud.

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