slough /ˈslu, ˈslaʊ; |||| ˈslu ||ˈslaʊ ||/
slough /ˈsləf/ 名詞
Slough, v. t. To cast off; to discard as refuse.
New tint the plumage of the birds,
And slough decay from grazing herds. --Emerson.
Slough, obs. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
1. The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
2. Med. The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
Slough, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sloughed p. pr. & vb. n. Sloughing.] Med. 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.
Slough a. Slow. [Obs.]
1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
He's here stuck in a slough. --Milton.
2. A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt sloo, and slue.]
Slough grass Bot., a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus Muhlenbergia; -- called also drop seed, and nimble Will.
n 1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
[syn: gangrene, sphacelus]
2: a hollow filled with mud
3: a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
4: any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the
cast-off skin of a snake)
v : cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "out dog sheds every
Spring" [syn: shed, molt, exuviate, moult]