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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clot, coagulumverb

    a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid

  2. clot, coagulateverb

    change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

    "coagulated blood"

  3. clot, coagulateverb

    cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state

  4. curdle, clabber, clotverb

    turn into curds

    "curdled milk"

  5. clog, clotverb

    coalesce or unite in a mass

    "Blood clots"


  1. clotnoun

    A solidified mass of blood.

  2. clotnoun

    A silly person.

  3. clotverb

    To form into a clot or mass

  4. clotverb

    To cause to clot or form into a mass

  5. Etymology: See clout.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CLOTnoun

    probably, at first, the same with clod; but now always applied to different uses. Concretion; coagulation; grume.

    The white of an egg, with spirit of wine, doth bake the egg into clots, as if it began to poch Francis Bacon, Phys. Remarks.

    The opening itself was stopt with a clot of grumous blood. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

  2. To Clotverb

    Etymology: from the noun, or from klotteren, Dutch.

    Huge unweildy bones, lasting remains
    Of that gigantick race; which as he breaks
    The clotted glebe, the plowman haply finds. Philips.

    Here mangled limbs, here brains and gore,
    Lie clotted. Philips.


  1. clot

    A thrombus (plural thrombi), colloquially called a blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. There are two components to a thrombus: aggregated platelets and red blood cells that form a plug, and a mesh of cross-linked fibrin protein. The substance making up a thrombus is sometimes called cruor. A thrombus is a healthy response to injury intended to stop and prevent further bleeding, but can be harmful in thrombosis, when a clot obstructs blood flow through healthy blood vessels in the circulatory system. In the microcirculation consisting of the very small and smallest blood vessels the capillaries, tiny thrombi known as microclots can obstruct the flow of blood in the capillaries. This can cause a number of problems particularly affecting the alveoli in the lungs of the respiratory system resulting from reduced oxygen supply. Microclots have been found to be a characteristic feature in severe cases of COVID-19, and in long COVID.Mural thrombi are thrombi that adhere to the wall of a large blood vessel or heart chamber. They are most commonly found in the aorta, the largest artery in the body, more often in the descending aorta, and less often in the aortic arch or abdominal aorta. They can restrict blood flow but usually do not block it entirely. They appear grey-red along with alternating light and dark lines (known as lines of Zahn) which represent bands of white blood cells and red blood cells (darker) entrapped in layers of fibrin.


  1. clot

    A clot is a semi-solid mass formed by blood cells (typically red blood cells), fibrin, and other blood proteins stick together, usually within a blood vessel. Clotting is a crucial process that prevents excessive bleeding when a person is injured. However, unwanted and harmful clots can also form, leading to medical conditions such as stroke or heart attack.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clotnoun

    a concretion or coagulation; esp. a soft, slimy, coagulated mass, as of blood; a coagulum

  2. Clotverb

    to concrete, coagulate, or thicken, as soft or fluid matter by evaporation; to become a cot or clod

  3. Clotverb

    to form into a slimy mass

  4. Etymology: [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. clte bur. Cf. Clod, n., Clutter to clot.]


  1. Clot

    Clot is a station serving line 1 and line 2 of the Barcelona Metro. The Line 1 station, opened in 1951, was built below Avinguda Meridiana between Carrer Aragó and Carrer València, and is arranged according to the Spanish solution with both side and central platforms. The lower-level Line 2 station is below Carrer València. The Renfe regional and Rodalies commuter train station El Clot-Aragó is connected to Clot metro station via line 1. It offers connections to R1 and R2 Rodalies trains and to Ca2 regional trains.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clot

    klot, n. a mass of soft or fluid matter concreted, as blood.—v.i. to form into clots: to coagulate:—pr.p. clot′ting; pa.p. clot′ted.—n. Clot′poll (Shak.), a clodpoll, a blockhead.—v.t. Clot′ter, to coagulate.—ns. Clot′tiness; Clot′ting, coagulation.—adj. Clot′ty.—Clotted (also Clouted) cream, a famous Devonshire dainty, skimmed off milk that has been 'scalded' or heated after standing 24 hours, with a little sugar thrown on the top. [A.S. clott, a clod of earth; cf. Dut. klos, block; Dan. klods; Ger. klotz.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of clot in a Sentence

  1. Chris Mellor:

    Norfolk Area corner Yvonne Blake said.But because of Norfolk Area corner Yvonne Blake family history with DVT, doesnt that make Norfolk Area corner Yvonne Blake out of the range of the average patient ? She was out for three hours having multiple procedures. MODEL HAD BREAST IMPLANTS REMOVED AFTER BODY BEGAN REJECTING THEM Blake suggested that it may have been more appropriate for Ms Harvey to have the drugs due to Ms Harvey tummy tuck which would have reduced Ms Harvey mobility while Ms Harvey recovered, making a blood clot more likely. Chris Mellor, representing Transform, said that guidelines about the prescribing of anticoagulant drugs were not firm rules. Whilst there are guidelines, they are not necessarily guidelines that apply to this particular type of surgery.

  2. Yana Vinogradova:

    Some women are at higher risk of( blood clot) because of family history or other medical conditions and doctors will already take account of these factors when advising women regarding their options for contraception.

  3. Patricia Lauder:

    My heart had enlarged to about 65% beyond its (normal) capacity, because of the clot, initially, the pressure in her right ventricle was very dilated and not functioning well.

  4. Thomas Oxley:

    The most effective treatment for large vessel stroke is clot retrieval, but this must be performed within 6 hours, and sometimes within 24 hours.

  5. Enrique Lopez:

    Their blood does not clot appropriately. It's overclotting, when we put patients on dialysis, they have a tendency to clot the filters.

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  • съсирвам се, съсирек, пресичам се, глупакBulgarian
  • Blutgerinnsel, klumpen, Trottel, Klumpen bildenGerman
  • coáguloEsperanto
  • coagularse, coáguloSpanish
  • hyytymä, tolloFinnish
  • idiot, cailler, coaguler, imbecile, caillotFrench
  • vérrögHungarian
  • menggumpalIndonesian
  • grumeleskar, grumeloIdo
  • coagulo, imbecille, stupido, idiota, grumo, tromboItalian
  • 凝血, 塊Japanese
  • talis iste meus stuporLatin
  • tepe, poketoto, tetepe, tepetepeMāori
  • idioot, klonteren, klonter, stollen, stommelingDutch
  • krzepnąćPolish
  • coágulo, tromboPortuguese
  • închega, cheagRomanian
  • запекаться, свёртывать, запечься, сгущаться, свернуться, сгущать, сгуститься, сгустить, болван, свёртываться, свернуть, сгустокRussian
  • pıhtı, pıhtılaşmakTurkish

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