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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slough /ˈslu, ˈslaʊ; |||| ˈslu ||ˈslaʊ ||/
 泥沼,沼澤,蛻的皮,腐肉(vt.)使陷入泥沼,使沈淪,脫落

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 slough /ˈsləf/ 名詞
 腐肉,脫落,腐離,脫去,泥沼,沼澤地

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slough, v. t. To cast off; to discard as refuse.
 New tint the plumage of the birds,
 And slough decay from grazing herds.   --Emerson.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slough, obs. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slough n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slough a. Slow. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slough n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 slough
      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]