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sloughs

noun
variants: also slews or slues
plural of slough

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(Entry 1 of 3)

spongy land saturated or partially covered with water
  • the land for miles around the lake is strewn with ponds, sloughs, and mudflats

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sloughs

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of slough

Synonyms & Antonyms of sloughs (Entry 2 of 3)

to move heavily or clumsily
  • the unpleasant task of sloughing through the muck to retrieve the ball

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sloughs

verb (2)
variants: also sluffs
present tense third-person singular of slough

Synonyms of sloughs (Entry 3 of 3)

to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside
  • the snake is sloughing its old skin

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“Sloughs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sloughs. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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