clotted, clotting

clotted, clotting
verb (I, T) if blood or milk clots or if something clots it, it becomes thicker and more solid as it dries - see also: clotted-cream 2 noun (C)
1 a thick almost solid mass formed when blood or milk dries
2 BrE informal a stupid person: What did you put the matches in the fridge for, you clot?

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Clotting time — The time required for a sample of blood to coagulate in vitro under standard conditions is called clotting time . Clotting is the formation of a jelly like substance over the valves of the blood vessels resulting in stoppage of blood flow.… …   Wikipedia

  • Clotted — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clotting — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clot — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clott; akin to Middle High German klōz 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clot — /klot/, n., v., clotted, clotting. n. 1. a mass or lump. 2. a semisolid mass, as of coagulated blood. 3. a small compact group of individuals: a clot of sightseers massed at the entrance. 4. Brit. Informal. blockhead, dolt, clod. v.i. 5. to form… …   Universalium

  • clot — 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clot — (n.) O.E. clott, akin to Du. kloot ball, Ger. Klotz lump, block; probably related to CLEAT (Cf. cleat) and CLOD (Cf. clod). The verb is early 15c.; of fluids from 1590s. Related: Clotted; clotting …   Etymology dictionary

  • clot — /klɒt / (say klot) noun 1. a mass or lump. 2. a semisolid mass, as of coagulated blood. 3. Colloquial a stupid person. –verb (clotted, clotting) –verb (i) 4. to form into clots; coagulate. –verb (t) 5. to cause to clot; cover with clots. {Middle… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • clot — ► NOUN 1) a thick mass of coagulated liquid, especially blood, or of material stuck together. 2) Brit. informal a foolish or clumsy person. ► VERB (clotted, clotting) ▪ form or cause to form into clots. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • clot — [klät] n. [ME & OE: akin to Du kloot, ball, Ger klotz, a block: for IE base see CLIMB] 1. a soft lump of earth, clay, etc.; clod 2. a soft, thickened area or lump formed on or within a liquid [a blood clot] 3. a thick or jumbled mass or cluster;… …   English World dictionary

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