Senior Member
Good evening friends,

Is slime another regular name for nose water, or it's just a description?

"He wept and slobbered on it{his foot}. Slime came from his nose, tears from his eyes."

It's part of Inheritance of Loss, a novel by Kiran Desai.
Thank you so much.
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I don't know what you mean by "regular". The stuff that comes from your nose is more or less slimy. It is slime. Many things that don't come from your nose are also slime. Slime refers to the consistency and texture, not the provenance.


    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    It clearly means "mucus, snot" (we don't say "nose water").

    I believe I've seen uses like this before. Snot does look slimy. It's not standard to call "snot" "slime," but it's not at all unheard-of.
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