gruel definition

  • noun:
    • A thin watery porridge.
    • Chiefly British Extreme punishment.
    • A thin, watery porridge.
    • A light, fluid food, created by boiling meal of maize, oatmeal, or flour in liquid or milk; thin porridge.
    • A fluid or semi-liquid meals, often for babies or invalids, created by boiling dinner or any farinaceous substance in liquid.
    • For this reason Any pasty mess.
    • a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
  • others:
    • To exhaust; consume; disable.

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