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slough

verb [T] uk   us   /slʌf/
biology (of some animals) to have a layer of skin come off: Snakes slough their skin regularly.
Phrasal verbs

slough

noun uk   /slaʊ/  us   /sluː/ /slaʊ/

slough noun (SADNESS)

[S] literary a mental state of deep sadness and no hope: She seems unable to pull herself out of this deep slough of self-pity.

slough noun (WET AREA)

[C] an area of soft, wet land
Translations of “slough”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某些動物)蛻(皮)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某些动物)蜕(皮)…
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