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slough

noun

1 slough

Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.

synonyms: gangrene, sphacelus.

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 345: marsh, swamp, morass, marish, moss, fen, bog, quagmire, slough, sump, wash; mud, squash, ... show more

Polish: gangrena, zgorzel



2 slough

A hollow filled with mud.

3 slough

A stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou).

4 slough

Any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake).

verb

1 slough

Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers.

synonyms: exuviate, molt, moult, shed.

Dutch: verharen, vervellen


Moby thesaurus: abandon, baygall, bilge, bilgewater, bind, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, caries, carrion, case, cashier, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, chuck, chuckhole ... show more.

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