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clot

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noun \ˈklät\

Simple Definition of clot

  • : a stupid person

Full Definition of clot

  1. 1 :  a portion of a substance adhering together in a thick nondescript mass (as of clay or gum)

  2. 2 a :  a roundish viscous lump formed by coagulation of a portion of liquid or by melting b :  a coagulated mass produced by clotting of blood

  3. 3 British :  blockhead

  4. 4 :  cluster, group <a clot of spectators>

Examples of clot

  1. We were told that his stroke was caused by a clot in his brain.

  2. <a clot of daisies occupied one corner of the flower bed>



Origin of clot

Middle English, from Old English clott; akin to Middle High German klōz lump, ball — more at clout


First Known Use: before 12th century


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clot

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Simple Definition of clot

  • : to become thick and partly solid : to develop clots

Full Definition of clot

clot·tedclot·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become a clot :  form clots

  3. 2 :  to undergo a sequence of complex chemical and physical reactions that results in conversion of fluid blood into a coagulated mass :  coagulate

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to form into or as if into a clot

  6. 2 :  to fill with clots; also :  clog <clotted streets>

Examples of clot

  1. medications that prevent blood from clotting

  2. substances that help to clot blood



15th Century

First Known Use of clot

15th century



CLOT Defined for Kids

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clot

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noun \ˈklät\

Definition of clot

  1. :  a lump made by some substance getting thicker and sticking together <a blood clot>




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clot

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verb

Definition of clot

clot·tedclot·ting

  1. :  to become thick and partly solid





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