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slough2

slough2

 
 
pronunciation:
sluhf
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: noun
definition: cast-off dead tissue, such as the outer skin shed by a snake.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sloughed, sloughing, sloughs
definition 1: to separate or be cast off, as dead skin or tissue.
definition 2: to shed dead skin or tissue.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to shed or discard; rid oneself of.
He's trying to slough some of his bad habits.The snake sloughed its skin.
similar words:
shed
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