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 sloughy
On examination after death, the termination of the vein on the surface of the stump was open, and in a sloughy condition.
He had fallen into this love as one falls into a sloughy hole.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant
Usually, however, the wound is inflamed and suppurating, with ragged and sloughy edges.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy, weedy district, near a group of factories.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
Belts of sloughy mud, disparted by small streams, divided one village from another.
British Dictionary definitions for sloughy (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sloughy (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