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slough

adjective (a)

  • Slow. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass (noun.state)
    Synonym: gangrene, sphacelus
    source: wordnet30
  • a hollow filled with mud (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou) (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake) (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers (verb.body)
    Synonym: exuviate, molt, moult, shed
    source: wordnet30
  • To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cast off; to discard as refuse. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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