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Origin and Etymology of slocken
Middle English slockenen, slokenen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slokna to extinguish, exhaust, loka to let hang loosely; akin to Low German slokeren to hang loosely, Middle Low German slūren to drag, trail
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