verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of slough2
SYNONYMS FOR slough
OTHER WORDS FROM sloughslough·i·ness, nounslough·y, adjectiveun·sloughed, adjectiveun·slough·ing, adjective
Words nearby slough
Example sentences from the Web for sloughing
But she does offer a brief reprieve for those nostalgic for a cultural era that appears to be sloughing away before our eyes.
In gangrenous or foul ulcers; to correct the fetor of the discharge, and to hasten the sloughing.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connected with them are frequently damaged.
The only local anesthetic that produces edema and sloughing is quinin and urea hydrochlorid.
British Dictionary definitions for sloughing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sloughing (2 of 3)
- (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
- (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
- (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet