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Meaning of SLOUGH

Pronunciation:  slaw

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
  2. [n]  a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
  3. [n]  a hollow filled with mud
  4. [n]  necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
  5. [v]  cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; of animals
 

SLOUGH is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: exuviate, gangrene, molt, moult, shed, sphacelus
 
 See Also: bog, cast, cast off, cover, covering, desquamate, drop, dry gangrene, mummification, natural covering, pathology, peat bog, peel off, shake off, swamp, swampland, throw, throw away, throw off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Slough\, a.
    Slow. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Slough\, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow
    place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to
    swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug
    to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.]
    1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
       --Chaucer.
    
             He's here stuck in a slough.          --Milton.
    
    2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel
       or inlet from a river.
    
    Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt {sloo},
          and {slue}.]
    
    {Slough grass} (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for
       grasses of the genus {Muhlenbergia}; -- called also {drop
       seed}, and {nimble Will}.
    
    
  3. \Slough\, obs.
    imp. of {Slee}, to slay. Slew. --Chaucer.
    
    
  4. \Slough\, n. [OE. slugh, slouh; cf. MHG. sl?ch the skin
    of a serpent, G. schlauch a skin, a leather bag or bottle.]
    1. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of
       some similar animal.
    
    2. (Med.) The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead
       part which separates from the living tissue in
       mortification.
    
    
  5. \Slough\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sloughed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sloughing}.] (Med.)
    To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from
    the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a
    sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.
    
    
  6. \Slough\, v. t.
    To cast off; to discard as refuse.
    
          New tint the plumage of the birds, And slough decay
          from grazing herds.                      --Emerson.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A wet place of deep mud or mire; a sluggish channel; a swamp, bog, or marsh, especially one that is part of an inlet or backwater.
    1. A side or overflow channel in which water occasionally is stagnant or slack.
    2. A waterway in a tidal marsh.
  2. Slide or slipout of a thin mantle of earth, especially in a series of small movements.
 

 

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