- a mass or lump.
- a semisolid mass, as of coagulated blood.
- a small compact group of individuals: a clot of sightseers massed at the entrance.
- British Informal. blockhead, dolt, clod.
- to form into clots; coagulate.
- to cause to clot.
- to cover with clots: Carefully aimed snowballs clotted the house.
- to cause to become blocked or obscured: to clot the book's narrative with too many characters.
Origin of clot
Examples from the Web for clotted
A few miles on, a new main road was clotted with convoys of tractor-trailers.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Personally, I'm waiting for the first scones, jam, and clotted cream fight.The ‘Real Housewives’ Land in London
May 15, 2014
His clotted rhetoric speaks to his 21 years as a civil servant, but his meaning and intention are clear enough.Issa’s Missing Testimony
June 12, 2013
Click here to visualize just where the brain and skull and the other critical anatomy sit with respect to the clotted blood.Good News for Hillary Clinton’s Health
January 1, 2013
Even in otherwise pedestrian roles (which have clotted his resume in recent years) Quaid is still fun to watch.Becoming Bill Clinton
May 25, 2010
The shirt was clotted with blood; so were the mattress under him and the floor.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
His eyes were closed, and a stiff wisp of his fair hair was clotted with blood.The Fat and the Thin
All about him the straw was clotted with brown, viscous patches of blood.Bardelys the Magnificent
Red and clotted, ever the handle marked with bloody spots, the ax was theirs.
On the path, too, and among the heather were dark stains of clotted blood.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a soft thick lump or massa clot of blood
- British informal a stupid person; fool
- to form or cause to form into a soft thick lump or lumps
Word Origin and History for clotted
early 15c., from clot (n.). Of fluids from 1590s. Related: Clotted; clotting.
- A semisolid, gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a fibrin network.
- A soft insoluble mass formed when blood or lymph gels. During blood clotting, white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and various clotting factors interact in a cascade of chemical reactions initiated by a wound. When a body tissue is injured, calcium ions and platelets act on prothrombin to produce the enzyme thrombin. Thrombin then catalyzes the conversion of the protein fibrinogen into fibrin, a fibrous protein that holds the clot together. An abnormal clot inside the blood vessels or the heart (a thrombus or an embolus) can obstruct blood flow.