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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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