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Noun: slough  sloo or slaw [N. Amer], slaw [Brit]
  1. Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    - gangrene, sphacelus
     
  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)
Verb: slough  sloo or slaw [N. Amer], slaw [Brit]
  1. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    "our dog sloughs every Spring";
    - shed, molt [N. Amer], exuviate, moult [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: sloughed, sloughs, sloughing

Type of: bog, cast, cast off, cover, covering, drop, lose, natural covering, pathology, peat bog, shake off, shed, swamp, swampland, throw, throw away, throw off

Encyclopedia: Slough, Buckinghamshire