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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ooze \Ooze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Oozed; p. pr. & vb. n. Oozing.] [Prov. Eng. weeze, wooz. See Ooze, n.] 1. To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings. [1913 Webster] The latent rill, scare oozing through the grass. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out. [1913 Webster]