sludge Definition

  • 1thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components
  • 2the sediment that settles at the bottom of a liquid

Using sludge: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sludge" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The river was clogged with sludge from the factory.

  • Example

    The sludge at the bottom of the pond is full of nutrients.

  • Example

    The sewage treatment plant removes sludge from the wastewater.

  • Example

    The oil spill created a thick layer of sludge on the beach.

sludge Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sludge

Phrases with sludge

  • a subgenre of heavy metal music that combines elements of doom metal and hardcore punk


    The band's sound is heavily influenced by sludge metal.

  • a process used in wastewater treatment to remove organic matter from sewage


    The activated sludge process is an effective way to treat wastewater.

  • a type of poisonous attack used in the Pokemon video game series


    The Sludge Bomb move can cause serious damage to your opponent's Pokemon.


Summary: sludge in Brief

The term 'sludge' [slʌdʒ] refers to a thick, wet mixture of liquid and solid components, often found at the bottom of a liquid. It can be caused by natural processes or human activities, such as wastewater treatment or oil spills. The term extends into phrases like 'sludge metal,' a subgenre of heavy metal music, and 'activated sludge,' a process used in wastewater treatment.