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Slough

 (slou)
A borough of southeast England, a residential and industrial suburb of London.

slough 1

 (slo͞o, slou) also slew (slo͞o)
n.
1. A depression or hollow, usually filled with deep mud or mire.
2. also slue A swamp, marsh, bog, or pond, especially as part of a bayou, inlet, or backwater.
3. A state of deep despair or moral degradation.

[Middle English, from Old English slōh.]

slough′y adj.

slough 2

 (slŭf)
n.
1. The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or amphibian.
2. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
3. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
v. sloughed, slough·ing, sloughs
v.intr.
1. To be cast off or shed; come off: "smooth fallen branches from which all bark has sloughed" (David M. Carroll).
2. To shed a slough: every time that a snake sloughs.
3. Medicine To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.
v.tr.
1. To cast off or shed (skin or a covering): came inside and sloughed off his coat.
2. To discard or disregard as undesirable or unfavorable: sloughed off her misgivings.
Phrasal Verb:
slough off
Slang To work less intensely than is required or expected.

[Middle English slughe; akin to Middle High German slūch, sluoch , sloughed off snake skin (Modern German Schlauch, hose, tire tube).]

slough

(slaʊ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a hollow filled with mud; bog
2. (Physical Geography)
a. (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
b. (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
c. (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet
3. despair or degradation
[Old English slōh; related to Middle High German sluoche ditch, Swedish slaga swamp]
ˈsloughy adj

slough

(slʌf)
n
1. (Biology) any outer covering that is shed, such as the dead outer layer of the skin of a snake, the cellular debris in a wound, etc
2. (Bridge) bridge Also: sluff a discarded card
vb
3. (Biology) (often foll by off) to shed (a skin, etc) or (of a skin, etc) to be shed
4. (Bridge) bridge Also: sluff to discard (a card or cards)
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German slū husk, German Schlauch hose, Norwegian slō fleshy part of a horn]
ˈsloughy adj

Slough

(slaʊ)
n
1. (Placename) an industrial town in SE central England, in Slough unitary authority, Berkshire; food products, high-tech industries. Pop: 126 276 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in SE central England, in Berkshire. Pop: 118 800 (2003 est). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles)

slough1

(slaʊ for 1,2,4; slu for 3 )

n.
1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region.
2. a hole full of mire, as in a road.
3. Also, slew, slue. a marshy pool, inlet, backwater, or the like.
4. a condition of degradation or despair.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English slōh, c. Middle Low German slōch, Middle High German sluoche ditch]

slough2

(slʌf)

n.
1. the outer layer of the skin of a snake, which is cast off periodically.
2. a mass or layer of dead tissue separated from the surrounding or underlying tissue.
3. anything that is shed or cast off.
4. a discarded card.
v.i.
5. to be shed or cast off, as the slough of a snake.
6. to cast off a slough.
7. to separate from the sound flesh, as a slough.
8. to discard a card or cards.
v.t.
9. to dispose or get rid of; cast (often fol. by off): to slough off a bad habit.
10. to shed as or like a slough.
11. to discard (a card).
12. slough over, to treat as inconsequential.
[1250–1300; Middle English slughe, slouh skin of a snake, akin to Middle Low German slū, slō husk, shell, Middle High German slūch]
slough′i•ness, n.
slough′y, adj.

slough

(slŭf)
Noun
The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian.
Verb
To shed an outer layer of skin.

slough


Past participle: sloughed
Gerund: sloughing

Imperative
slough
slough
Present
I slough
you slough
he/she/it sloughs
we slough
you slough
they slough
Preterite
I sloughed
you sloughed
he/she/it sloughed
we sloughed
you sloughed
they sloughed
Present Continuous
I am sloughing
you are sloughing
he/she/it is sloughing
we are sloughing
you are sloughing
they are sloughing
Present Perfect
I have sloughed
you have sloughed
he/she/it has sloughed
we have sloughed
you have sloughed
they have sloughed
Past Continuous
I was sloughing
you were sloughing
he/she/it was sloughing
we were sloughing
you were sloughing
they were sloughing
Past Perfect
I had sloughed
you had sloughed
he/she/it had sloughed
we had sloughed
you had sloughed
they had sloughed
Future
I will slough
you will slough
he/she/it will slough
we will slough
you will slough
they will slough
Future Perfect
I will have sloughed
you will have sloughed
he/she/it will have sloughed
we will have sloughed
you will have sloughed
they will have sloughed
Future Continuous
I will be sloughing
you will be sloughing
he/she/it will be sloughing
we will be sloughing
you will be sloughing
they will be sloughing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sloughing
you have been sloughing
he/she/it has been sloughing
we have been sloughing
you have been sloughing
they have been sloughing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sloughing
you will have been sloughing
he/she/it will have been sloughing
we will have been sloughing
you will have been sloughing
they will have been sloughing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sloughing
you had been sloughing
he/she/it had been sloughing
we had been sloughing
you had been sloughing
they had been sloughing
Conditional
I would slough
you would slough
he/she/it would slough
we would slough
you would slough
they would slough
Past Conditional
I would have sloughed
you would have sloughed
he/she/it would have sloughed
we would have sloughed
you would have sloughed
they would have sloughed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slough - necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
cold gangrene, dry gangrene, mumification necrosis, mummification - (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas gangrene, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis - (pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
2.slough - a hollow filled with mud
bog, peat bog - 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
3.slough - a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
swamp, swampland - low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
4.slough - any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Verb1.slough - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathersslough - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
desquamate, peel off - peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates"
cast off, shed, throw off, throw away, shake off, throw, cast, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

slough 1

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:

slough 2

verb
To cast off by a natural process:
Translations
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slough

1 [slʌf]
A. N
1. (Zool) → camisa f, piel f vieja (que muda la serpiente)
2. (Med) → escara f
B. VTmudar, echar de sí (fig) → deshacerse de, desechar
C. VIdesprenderse, caerse
slough off
A. VT + ADVmudar, echar de sí (fig) → deshacerse de, desechar
B. VI + ADVdesprenderse, caerse

slough

2 [slaʊ] N (= swamp) → fangal m, cenagal m (fig) → abismo m
the slough of despondel abatimiento más profundo, el abismo de la desesperación

slough

[ˈslʌf] vt
to slough its skin (= shed) [snake] → muer
slough off
vt sep (= get rid of) → se débarrasser de

slough

1
n (liter)Morast m; (= swamp also)Sumpf m (also fig liter); to sink into the Slough of Despond (liter)in tiefe Verzweiflung stürzen (liter)

slough

2
n (Zool) → abgestreifte Haut; (Med) → Schorf m
vt (snake) skinabstreifen; it sloughs (off) its skinsie häutet sich

slough

n. esfacelo, masa de tejido muerto que se ha desprendido de un tejido vivo.

slough

vi (también to — off) desprenderse, caerse