slough

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  • noun
    A swamp.
    A situation characterized by lack of progress or activity. (the economic slough of the interwar years)
  • noun
    The dropping off of dead tissue from living flesh. (the drugs can cause blistering and slough)
    verb
    Shed or remove (a layer of dead skin) (a snake sloughs off its old skin)
    (of soil or rock) collapse or slide into a hole or depression. (an eternal rain of silt sloughs down from the edges of the continents)

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