Associations to the word «Slough»


SLOUGH, noun. The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
SLOUGH, noun. Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
SLOUGH, verb. (transitive) To shed (skin).
SLOUGH, verb. (intransitive) To slide off (like a layer of skin).
SLOUGH, verb. (transitive) (card games) To discard.
SLOUGH, noun. (British) A muddy or marshy area.
SLOUGH, noun. (Eastern United States) A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.
SLOUGH, noun. (Western United States) A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.
SLOUGH, noun. A state of depression.
SLOUGH, noun. (Canadian Prairies) A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all are formed by glacial potholes.
SLOUGH, proper noun. A town in east Berkshire, and formerly in Buckinghamshire, close to Heathrow Airport
SLOUGH OF DESPOND, noun. A state of despondency.
SLOUGH OF DESPOND, noun. A state of disheartening hopelessness.

Dictionary definition

SLOUGH, noun. Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass.
SLOUGH, noun. A hollow filled with mud.
SLOUGH, noun. A stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou).
SLOUGH, noun. Any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake).
SLOUGH, verb. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring".

Wise words

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