Sloughing



noun
1.
the outer layer of the skin of a snake, which is cast off periodically.
2.
Pathology. a mass or layer of dead tissue separated from the surrounding or underlying tissue.
3.
anything that is shed or cast off.
4.
Cards. a discard.
verb (used without object)
5.
to be or become shed or cast off, as the slough of a snake.
6.
to cast off a slough.
7.
Pathology. to separate from the sound flesh, as a slough.
8.
Cards. to discard a card or cards.
verb (used with object)
9.
to dispose or get rid of; cast (often followed by off):
to slough off a bad habit.
10.
to shed as or like a slough.
11.
Cards. to discard (cards).
Verb phrases
12.
slough over, to treat as slight or trivial:
to slough over a friend’s mistake.
noun
1.
a hollow filled with mud; bog
2.
(US & Canadian) (sluː)

(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

3.
despair or degradation
noun
1.
any outer covering that is shed, such as the dead outer layer of the skin of a snake, the cellular debris in a wound, etc
2.
(bridge) Also sluff. a discarded card
verb
3.
(often foll by off) to shed (a skin, etc) or (of a skin, etc) to be shed
4.
(bridge) Also sluff. to discard (a card or cards)
noun
1.
an industrial town in SE central England, in Slough unitary authority, Berkshire; food products, high-tech industries. Pop: 126 276 (2001)
2.
a unitary authority in SE central England, in Berkshire. Pop: 118 800 (2003 est). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles)

slough (slŭf)
n.
A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, a sore, or an inflammation. v. sloughed, slough·ing, sloughs
To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.
slough
(slŭf)
Noun The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian.

Verb To shed an outer layer of skin.
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