slush n : partially melted snow
2 spill or splash copiously or clumsily; "slosh paint all over the walls" [syn: slosh, slosh around, slush around]
- Rhymes: -ʌʃ
- Croatian: bljuzgavica
- Finnish: loska
- ''This article is about the mixture of solid and liquid snow. For other uses of the term "slush", see slush (disambiguation).
Slush is a slurry mixture of snow and liquid water. In the natural environment, slush forms as ice or snow melts. This often mixes with dirt and other materials, resulting in a gray or muddy brown color. Often, solid ice or snow will block the drainage of fluid water from slushy areas, so slush often goes through multiple freeze/thaw cycles before completely disappearing. In areas where road salt is used to clear roadways, slush forms at colder temperatures than it would ordinarily, and only in salted areas; this can produce a number of different consistencies over the same geographical area.
Slush can be a problem on aircraft runways as the effect of excess slush acting on the aircraft's wheels can have a retarding effect during take off, causing accidents such as the Munich air disaster.
slush in German: Slush
slush in Norwegian: Slaps
slush in Norwegian Nynorsk: Slaps
slush in Polish: Błoto pośniegowe
slush in Russian: Снежура
slush in Finnish: Sohjo
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