the outer layer of the skin of a snake, which is cast off periodically.
Pathology. a mass or layer of dead tissue separated from the surrounding or underlying tissue.
anything that is shed or cast off.
Cards. a discard.
verb (used without object)
to be or become shed or cast off, as the slough of a snake.
to cast off a slough.
Pathology. to separate from the sound flesh, as a slough.
Cards. to discard a card or cards.
verb (used with object)
to dispose or get rid of; cast (often followed by off):
to slough off a bad habit.
to shed as or like a slough.
Cards. to discard (cards).
slough over, to treat as slight or trivial:
to slough over a friend’s mistake.
a hollow filled with mud; bog
(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
despair or degradation
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
(bridge) Also sluff. a discarded card
(often foll by off) to shed (a skin, etc) or (of a skin, etc) to be shed
(bridge) Also sluff. to discard (a card or cards)
an industrial town in SE central England, in Slough unitary authority, Berkshire; food products, high-tech industries. Pop: 126 276 (2001)
a unitary authority in SE central England, in Berkshire. Pop: 118 800 (2003 est). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles)
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.
Noun The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian.
Verb To shed an outer layer of skin.
noun 1. one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovakia. 2. the language of Slovakia, a Slavic language closely related to Czech. adjective 3. of or relating to the Slovaks or Slovak. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or their language noun 2. the official language of Slovakia, belonging to […]
noun 1. a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939–45; independent since 1993. 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km). Capital: Bratislava. noun 1. a country in central Europe: part of Hungary from the 11th century until 1918, when it united with Bohemia and Moravia to form Czechoslovakia; it became […]
noun 1. a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939–45; independent since 1993. 18,931 sq. mi. (49,035 sq. km). Capital: Bratislava. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Slovakia, its people, or the Slovak language 2. a native or inhabitant of Slovakia noun 1. a country in central […]
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