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English noun: slough

1. slough (state) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

Synonymsgangrene, sphacelus

Broader (hypernym)pathology

Narrower (hyponym)clostridial myonecrosis, cold gangrene, dry gangrene, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, mumification necrosis, mummification, progressive emphysematous necrosis

2. slough (object) a hollow filled with mud

Broader (hypernym)bog, peat bog

3. slough (object) a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

Broader (hypernym)swamp, swampland

4. slough (object) any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)

Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

English verb: slough

1. slough (body) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

SamplesOur dog sheds every Spring.

Synonymsexuviate, molt, moult, shed

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off

Narrower (hyponym)desquamate, peel off

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