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Definition of Slough


  1. Slow.
  2. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
  3. A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
  4. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  5. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
  6. The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
  7. 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.
  8. To cast off; to discard as refuse.
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Slough Translations

slough in Latin is lama, volutabrum