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Definition 1: separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion - [verb of contact]

(slough off is a kind of ...) remove surgically

"amputate limbs"

(slough off belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 2: discard as undesirable - [verb of possession]

Samples where slough off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candidate sloughed off his former campaign workers

(slough off is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

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