OOZE, v.i. 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, n.

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.