slough

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Prouncination[change]

  • IPA: /slʌf/ (skin shed)
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Noun[change]

Singular
slough

Plural
sloughs

  1. (countable) A slough is the skin shed by a snake.
  2. (countable) A slough is a dead skin on a sore or ulcer
  3. (countable) A slough is a swamp or shallow lake

Verb[change]

Plain form
slough

Third-person singular
sloughs

Past tense
sloughed

Past participle
sloughed

Present participle
sloughing

  1. (transitive) If something sloughs its skin, it sheds it.
    The snake sloughed its skin.