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Definition 1: any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake) - [noun denoting object]

(slough is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Definition 2: a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou) - [noun denoting object]

(slough is a kind of ...) low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog

Definition 3: a hollow filled with mud - [noun denoting object]

(slough is a kind of ...) wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel

Definition 4: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for slough in the sense of this definition

(slough is a kind of ...) any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

(... is a kind of slough ) (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

(... is a kind of slough ) (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon

Definition 5: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers - [verb of body]

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

  • our dog sheds every Spring

Synonyms for slough in the sense of this definition

(slough is a kind of ...) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

(... is a kind of slough ) peel off in scales

"dry skin desquamates"

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