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Main Entry: 1slough
Pronunciation: 'slü, 'slau; in the US (exc NewEng) 'slü is usual for sense 1 with those to whom the sense is familiar; Britain usually 'slau for both senses
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English sloughe, slo, from Old English slOh; akin to Middle High German slouche ditch
Date: before 12th century
1 a : a place of deep mud or mire b also slew or slue /'slü/ (1) : SWAMP (2) : an inlet on a river; also : BACKWATER (3) : a creek in a marsh or tide flat
2 : a state of moral degradation or spiritual dejection
- sloughy /-E/ adjective