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Definition of slough noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    slough2

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//slu//
     
    , NAmE//slaʊ//
     
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  1. 1[singular] slough of misery, despair, etc. a state of sadness with no hope She slid into a slough of self-pity.
  2. 2[countable] a very soft wet area of land The battlefield was a slough of mud and corpses.
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