Synonyms of slough


1. gangrene, sphacelus, slough, pathology

usage: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

2. slough, bog, peat bog

usage: a hollow filled with mud

3. slough, swamp, swampland

usage: a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

4. slough, covering, natural covering, cover

usage: any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)


1. shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough, shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop

usage: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"

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