clot Definition

  • 1a thick mass of coagulated liquid, especially blood
  • 2a lump of a semisolid substance, typically one that has formed within a liquid

Using clot: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "clot" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cut on his finger wouldn't stop bleeding until a clot formed.

  • Example

    A clot of cream had formed on top of the milk.

  • Example

    The doctor was concerned about the possibility of a blood clot in her leg.

  • Example

    The clot of mud stuck to the bottom of his shoe.

clot Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with clot

  • a blood clot in the brain that can cause a stroke


    He was rushed to the hospital after suffering from a brain clot.

  • blood clot

    a thickened mass in the blood formed by coagulation


    She was diagnosed with a blood clot in her leg.

  • a thickened mass of cream that has risen to the top of milk


    She scooped off the clot of cream from the top of the milk.

Origins of clot

from Old English 'clott', meaning 'a lump or mass'


Summary: clot in Brief

The term 'clot' [klɒt] refers to a thick mass of coagulated liquid, especially blood, or a lump of a semisolid substance. It is often used in medical contexts, such as 'blood clot' or 'brain clot,' but can also refer to non-medical situations, such as 'clot of cream.'

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