slough Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “slough” in the English Dictionary

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sloughverb [T]

uk   us   /slʌf/
biology (of some ​animals) to have a ​layer of ​skin come off: Snakes slough ​theirskinregularly.
Phrasal verbs


uk   /slaʊ/  us   /sluː/ /slaʊ/

slough noun (SADNESS)

[S] literary a ​mentalstate of ​deepsadness and no ​hope: She ​seemsunable to ​pull herself out of this ​deep slough ofself-pity.

slough noun (WET AREA)

[C] an ​area of ​soft, ​wetland
(Definition of slough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slough”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些动物)蜕(皮)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些動物)蛻(皮)…
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