Definition of slough:
- A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
- A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
- imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
- The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
- The skin, commonly the cast- off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
- To cast off; to discard as refuse.
- 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.
mire, quag, cast, quagmire, marsh, moult, bog, throw away, drop, swamp, morass, marsh, dry, fen, gangrene, wetland, bog, shake off, sphacelus, shed, throw off, cast off, molt, disgorge, necrosis, mortification, exuviate, marshland, swampland, throw, spill, muskeg, pour forth, swamp.
- "The Castle Inn", Stanley John Weyman.
- "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
- "The King in Yellow", Robert W. Chambers.