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    slough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slough

    Definition
    (noun) necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    Synonyms : gangrene , sphacelus
    Definition
    (noun) a hollow filled with mud Definition
    (noun) a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou) Definition
    (noun) any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake) Definition
    (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.

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

Snake it slow when its slough.

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

s+lough=laugh it [off]!

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

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