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  1. slough

    mire, difficulty, despond

    footing, standpoint

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  1. gangrene, sphacelus, sloughnoun

    necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

    necrosis, gangrene, sphacelus, mortification

  2. sloughnoun

    a hollow filled with mud

    gangrene, sphacelus

  3. sloughnoun

    a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

    gangrene, sphacelus

  4. sloughverb

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

    gangrene, sphacelus

  5. shed, molt, exuviate, moult, sloughverb

    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

    "our dog sheds every Spring"

    drop, disgorge, cast, shed, exuviate, throw, throw away, moult, spill, throw off, molt, cast off, shake off, pour forth

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sloughnoun

    quagmire, morass, bog, fen

  2. sloughnoun

    crust, scab, ESCHAR

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sloughnoun

    quagmire, bog, morass, swale, exuviae

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  1. Keri Peterson:

    Hand washing by rubbing the hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds helps to slough germs off the skin, teach your children to wash their hands as well.

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. flush
    • B. indifferent
    • C. affluent
    • D. stringent

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