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1. Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure. My son i' the ooze is bedded.

2. Soft flow; spring.

3. The liquor of a tan vat.

Origin: OE. Wose, AS. Wase dirt, mire, mud, akin to ws juice, ooze, Icel. Vas wetness, OHG. Waso turf, sod, G. Wasen.