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[n] something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
[n] a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid; "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
[n] a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
[v] eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
[v] mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
[v] make a puddle by splashing water
[v] make into a puddle; "puddled mire"
[v] mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
[v] work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
[v] dip into mud before planting, of young plants
[v] subject to puddling, as of iron; form by puddling, as of metal
[v] wade or dabble in a puddle, as of ducks or geese

Misc. Definitions

\Pud"dle\, n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.]
1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool. --Spenser.
2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water. {Puddle poet}, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller.
\Pud"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Puddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puddling}.]
1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. --Shak.
2. (a) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water. (b) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.
3. To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron. --Ure. {Puddled steel}, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process.
\Pud"dle\, v. i. To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] --R. Junius.

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