a small, close group or cluster, especially of trees or other plants.
a lump or mass
a heavy, thumping step, sound, etc.
Immunology. a cluster of agglutinated bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
a thick extra sole on a shoe.
Also clomp [klomp] /klɒmp/ . to walk heavily and clumsily.
Immunology. to gather or be gathered into clumps; agglutinate.
to gather or form into a clump; mass.
- clumpy, clumpish, clumplike, adjective
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How to use clump in a sentence
Fires can also destroy the natural clumps in soil, increasing their erodibility.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides | Ula Chrobak | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
This finding suggests that these clumps of dark matter, in which individual galaxies are embedded, are denser than expected.
In that set, the team identified 13 cases of severe gravitational lensing by dark matter clumps around individual galaxies.
These observations indicate there are more high-density dark matter clumps in real galaxy clusters than in simulated ones, Meneghetti says.
As in the n-tuple method, in a CNN the pixels forming an image are analyzed in spatially adjacent clumps, but succeeding stages provide deeper analysis.
Mistletoe bushes clump on branches like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
The drain clogs in the shower every few days, and the clump of tangled brown hair is springy between my fingers.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One | Molly Oswaks | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Blood platelets clump together more slowly in chocolate eaters, the studies say.
For example, on Diaspora you clump people into “Aspects” like Friends, Family, and Acquaintances.
And in her right hand was a clump of hair that did not belong to her.
Chumru quickly picked out the house of a zemindar, or land-owner, which stood in its own walled enclosure behind a clump of trees.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
What was equally important, a thick clump of cottonwood and willow furnished tolerably secure concealment.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The broad veranda was shaded by a clump of tall banana-trees, swaying to and fro in the gentle breeze.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
It was nearly six weeks after the day that she had watched him as far as the clump of willows that he came again.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
A horse or a tree or a clump of brush loomed up grotesquely in the vaporous blur.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for clump
a cluster, as of trees or plants
a dull heavy tread or any similar sound
an irregular mass: a clump of hair or earth
an inactive mass of microorganisms, esp a mass of bacteria produced as a result of agglutination
an extra sole on a shoe
slang a blow
(intr) to walk or tread heavily
to gather or be gathered into clumps, clusters, clots, etc
to cause (bacteria, blood cells, etc) to collect together or (of bacteria, etc) to collect together
(tr) slang to punch (someone)
- clumpy, adjective
- clumpiness, noun
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