ooziness, n.
/ooh"zee/, adj., oozier, ooziest.
1. exuding moisture.
2. damp with moisture.
[1705-15; OOZE1 + -Y1]
oozily, adv.ooziness, n.
/ooh"zee/, adj., oozier, ooziest.
of or like ooze, soft mud, or slime.
[1350-1400; ME wosi. See OOZE2, -Y1]

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