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Origin of slough1
Definition for slough (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of slough2
OTHER WORDS FROM sloughslough·i·ness, nounsloughy, adjectiveun·sloughed, adjectiveun·slough·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for slough
In Alabama, Cobbs says he has the best luck with small feeder streams and shallow, backwater sloughs.
But she does offer a brief reprieve for those nostalgic for a cultural era that appears to be sloughing away before our eyes.
Some of the colonial ornamental details about porches and roof were sloughing off or had already disappeared.The Yates Pride|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The gangrenous variety begins with coldness and weakness of the extremities followed by gangrene and sloughing.
It will be better for sloughing off these florid adornments.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
The dirt kept sloughing down on us, and we had really gone in too far for our own safety, but the laymen cared little for that.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Care must be taken not to fix the blade too far on the anterior flap, or it will lead to subsequent sloughing of the bladder.
British Dictionary definitions for slough (1 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