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slough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slough

(noun) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
Synonyms : gangrene , sphacelus

(noun) a hollow filled with mud
(noun) a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
(noun) any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
(verb) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Synonyms : exuviate , molt , moult , shed
Example Sentence
  • our dog sheds every Spring

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slough

Remember plough. Plough means to dig and make useful while slough means to cast off and remove waste.
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by cp.jethani

slough sounds similar to slaughter....so when there is a slaughter ,so many lives are CAST OFF
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by imajeeth

Snake it slow when its slough.
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by anujpathania

Slough is pronouned similarly to slow. Pictorise these chases often seen on TV(say pirated of hte carribbean :) ).When being pursued by someone,you need to CASTOFF unwanted objects to move faster
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by k-electron

slough is pronounced as sluf when it means to shed skin.. so it also means hisss-rough , a snake shaking off its skin roughly
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by shalnew

s+lough=laugh it [off]!
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by nihaoma12

slough - sluf - sounds like puff.. to inflate or distend... puff of the skin is to slough
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by shalnew

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