Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun slough

4 senses of slough

Sense 1
gangrene, sphacelus, slough -- (necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass)
       => pathology -- (any deviation from a healthy or normal condition)

Sense 2
slough -- (a hollow filled with mud)
       => bog, peat bog -- (wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel)

Sense 3
slough -- (a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou))
       => swamp, swampland -- (low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog)

Sense 4
slough -- (any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake))
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb slough

1 sense of slough

Sense 1
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough -- (cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring")
       => shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop -- (get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes")

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