clot


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

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