Definition of 'slough'
- necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
Synonyms: gangrene sphacelus
- a hollow filled with mud
- a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
- any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
- cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
Synonyms: shed molt exuviate moult