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Clot definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CLOT, n. [See Clod.] A concretion, particularly of soft or fluid matter, which concretes into a mass or lump; as a clot of blood. Clod and clot appear to be radically the same word; but we usually apply clod to a hard mass of earth, and clot to a mass of softer substances, or fluids concreted.
CLOT, v.i.
1. To concrete; to coagulate, as soft or fluid matter into a thick, inspissated mass; as milk or blood clots.
2. To form into clots or clods; to adhere; as, clotted glebe.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid [syn: clot, coagulum] v
1: change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state; "coagulated blood" [syn: clot, coagulate]
2: cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state [syn: clot, coagulate]
3: turn into curds; "curdled milk" [syn: curdle, clabber, clot] [ant: homogenise, homogenize]
4: coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots" [syn: clog, clot]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clott; akin to Middle High German kl?z lump, ball more at clout Date: before 12th century 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> II. verb (clotted; clotting) Date: 15th century 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>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a thick mass of coagulated liquid, esp. of blood exposed to air. b a mass of material stuck together. 2 Brit. colloq. a silly or foolish person. --v.tr. & intr. (clotted, clotting) form into clots. Phrases and idioms: clotted cream esp. Brit. thick cream obtained by slow scalding. Etymology: OE clot(t) f. WG: cf. CLEAT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clot Clot, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Clotting.] To concrete, coagulate, or thicken, as soft or fluid matter by evaporation; to become a cot or clod.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clot Clot, n. [OE. clot, clodde, clod; akin to D. kloot ball, G. kloss clod, dumpling, klotz block, Dan. klods, Sw. klot bowl, globe, klots block; cf. AS. cl[=a]te bur. Cf. Clod, n., Clutter to clot.] A concretion or coagulation; esp. a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of blood; a coagulum. ``Clots of pory gore.'' --Addison. Doth bake the egg into clots as if it began to poach. --Bacon. Note: Clod and clot appear to be radically the same word, and are so used by early writers; but in present use clod is applied to a mass of earth or the like, and clot to a concretion or coagulation of soft matter.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clot Clot, v. t. To form into a slimy mass.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(clots, clotting, clotted) 1. A clot is a sticky lump that forms when blood dries up or becomes thick. He needed emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. N-COUNT 2. When blood clots, it becomes thick and forms a lump. The patient's blood refused to clot... Aspirin apparently thins the blood and inhibits clotting. VERB: V, V-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Concretion, coagulation, crassament, crassamentum. II. v. n. Concrete, coagulate.

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