HyperDic: slough

English > 5 senses of the word slough:
VERBbodyslough, shed, molt, exuviate, moultcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
NOUNstateslough, gangrene, sphacelusnecrotic tissue
objectslougha hollow filled with mud
objectslougha stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
objectsloughany outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
slough > pronunciation
Soundsslah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > slough: 5 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningnecrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.
Synonymsgangrene, sphacelus
Narrowerdry gangrene, cold 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
gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, emphysematous gangrene, emphysematous phlegmon, gangrenous emphysema, gas phlegmon, progressive emphysematous necrosis(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death
BroaderpathologyAny deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition
English > slough: 5 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA hollow filled with mud.
Broaderbog, peat bogwet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation
Adjectivessloughy(of soil) soft and watery
English > slough: 5 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou).
Broaderswamp, swamplandLow land that is seasonally flooded
Spanishbarrial, ciénaga, lodazal, pantano
English > slough: 5 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningAny outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake).
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishpiel vieja
Catalanmuda
Verbssloughcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
English > slough: 5 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsshed, molt, exuviate, moult
Narrowerdesquamate, peel offpeel off in scales
Broadershed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropGet rid of
Spanishcambiar, mudar, pelechar
Catalancanviar, mudar
Nounssloughany outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
sloughingthe process whereby something is shed

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