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8 definitions found
 for Slough
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, n. [OE. slugh, slouh; cf. MHG. sl?ch the skin
     of a serpent, G. schlauch a skin, a leather bag or bottle.]
     1. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of
        some similar animal.
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     2. (Med.) The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead
        part which separates from the living tissue in
        mortification.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sloughed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sloughing.] (Med.)
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, a.
     Slow. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow
     place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to
     swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug
     to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.]
     1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
        --Chaucer.
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              He's here stuck in a slough.          --Milton.
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     2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel
        or inlet from a river.
  
     Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt sloo,
           and slue.]
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     Slough grass (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for
        grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop
        seed, and nimble Will.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, v. t.
     To cast off; to discard as refuse.
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           New tint the plumage of the birds,
           And slough decay from grazing herds.     --Emerson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slough \Slough\, obs.
     imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slough
      n 1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
           [syn: gangrene, sphacelus, slough]
      2: a hollow filled with mud
      3: a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
      4: any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the
         cast-off skin of a snake)
      v 1: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds
           every Spring" [syn: shed, molt, exuviate, moult,
           slough]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "slough":
     abandon, baygall, bilge, bilgewater, bind, bog, bottom, bottomland,
     bottoms, buffalo wallow, caries, carrion, case, cashier, cast,
     cast aside, cast away, cast off, chuck, chuckhole, clutch,
     complication, crunch, decay, decomposition, deep-six, desquamation,
     discard, dishwater, dispose of, ditch, ditchwater, dry gangrene,
     dry rot, dump, eighty-six, eliminate, embarrassing position,
     embarrassment, everglade, exuviae, exuviate, fen, fenland,
     fine how-do-you-do, foulness, gangrene, garbage, gas gangrene,
     get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, glade,
     hell to pay, hobble, hog wallow, holm, hot water, how-do-you-do,
     husk, imbroglio, jam, jettison, jilt, junk, loblolly, marais,
     marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mess, mire, mix,
     moist gangrene, molt, moor, moorland, morass, mortification, moss,
     muckhole, mud, mud flat, mud puddle, mudhole, necrosis,
     necrotic tissue, noma, offal, offscourings, parlous straits,
     part with, pass, peat bog, pickle, pinch, plight, pod, predicament,
     pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, puddle,
     putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, putridness, quagmire,
     quicksand, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, refuse, reject, remove,
     riffraff, rot, rottenness, salt marsh, scrap, scrape, scum, scurf,
     sewage, sewerage, shed, shell, shuck, skin, slip, slob land, slop,
     slops, sough, sphacelation, sphacelus, spoilage, spot, squeeze,
     stew, sticky wicket, strait, straits, sump, swale, swamp,
     swampland, swill, taiga, throw away, throw off, throw out,
     throw over, throw overboard, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope,
     tooth decay, toss overboard, tricky spot, unholy mess, wallow,
     wash
  
  

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