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clot

clot

 
pronunciation:
klat
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a thickened lump or mass of liquid, such as blood.
A clot blocking the artery could cause a heart attack.
similar words:
cake, clabber, clump, coagulation, concretion, curd, embolism, glob, gob, lump, mass, thrombus
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clots, clotted, clotting
definition: of a liquid, to thicken into a semisolid lump or mass.
Blood clots at the site of an injury in order to seal off the wound.
synonyms:
coagulate
similar words:
cake, clabber, clump, congeal, curd, curdle, lump, mass, set, thicken
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause (a liquid) to thicken and solidify.
She clotted the cream for the scones herself.
synonyms:
coagulate
similar words:
cake, clabber, clump, congeal, curd, curdle, lump, solidify, thicken
definition 2: to block or prevent passage through.
Reporters clotted the doorway.
synonyms:
block, clog, obstruct
similar words:
bottleneck, stop
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derivation: clotty (adj.)
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