• Slough Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
  2. (a.) Slow.
  3. (n.) A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
  4. (v. i.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.
  5. (n.) A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
  6. (n.) The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
  7. (v. t.) To cast off; to discard as refuse.
  8. () imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Exuviate, Gangrene, Molt, Moult, Shed, Sphacelus,

• Sloughy Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Full of sloughs, miry.
  2. (a.) Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.

Boggy, Marshy, Miry, Mucky, Muddy, Quaggy, Swampy,

• Sloughed Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Slough