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slough

 [sluf]
1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue; see also gangrene.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf),
1. Necrotic tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue, said of a dead or necrotic part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

(slŭf)
n.
1. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
2. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
v. sloughed, sloughing, sloughs
v.intr.
Medicine To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.

slough

pronounced SLUFF

Medical humour
noun A deprecating term for a patient that a doctor, ward or hospital tries to pass off on another doctor, ward or hospital without appropriate indications.

Wound care
noun Dead skin or tissue that has fallen off of decubital ulcers or other parts of the patient’s body.

verb To shed or remove dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue; said of a dead or necrosed part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

1. Dead tissue cast off or separated from its original site.
2. The casting off of dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue.
[M.E. slughe]
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The next match for Devils is against Lee Valley away this Sunday, followed by Slough away on Sunday, October 27 and Swindon at home on Saturday, November 2 (4.30pm).
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This will loosen and slough away dry skin while increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to the feet.
Instead, slough away dead skin cells and the remains of your fake bake before you reapply.
This will help slough away dead skin and speed up skin renewal.
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The sugar will slough away the dead skin cells while the natural bleach in the lemon will lighten any darkened skin.
Against Slough away, Devils started at a fast pace, with the Cardiff forward line of Tom Parkinson, Owen Griffiths and Sam Bryant looking dangerous.