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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the process whereby something is shed;
[syn: shedding, sloughing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slough \Slough\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sloughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sloughing.] (Med.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sloughing \Slough"ing\, n. (Zool.) The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sloughing n 1: the process whereby something is shed [syn: shedding, sloughing]




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