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1clot

noun \ˈklät\

: a stupid person

Full Definition of CLOT

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

2clot

verb

: to become thick and partly solid : to develop clots

clot·tedclot·ting

Full Definition of CLOT

intransitive verb
1
:  to become a clot :  form clots
2
:  to undergo a sequence of complex chemical and physical reactions that results in conversion of fluid blood into a coagulated mass :  coagulate
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to form into or as if into a clot
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

First Known Use of CLOT

15th century
CLOT Defined for Kids

1clot

noun \ˈklät\

Definition of CLOT for Kids

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

2clot

verb
clot·tedclot·ting

Definition of CLOT for Kids

:  to become thick and partly solid

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