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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

See clout.

Noun

Singular
clot

Plural
clots

clot (plural clots)

  1. A solidified mass of blood.
  2. A silly person.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to clot

Third person singular
clots

Simple past
clotted

Past participle
clotted

Present participle
clotting

to clot (third-person singular simple present clots, present participle clotting, simple past and past participle clotted)

  1. (intransitive) To form into a clot or mass
  2. (transitive) To cause to clot or form into a mass

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of clot
  • colt

Catalan

Noun

clot m. (plural clots)

  1. pit

Simple English

A clot is a solid substance that blood forms, especially when it is in air. When you bleed, your body wants to stop the bleeding. So it makes a clot.

When blood makes a clot it is also called coagulation.

If a person falls and gets a cut on their body, that person will bleed. If the cut is very deep and the person bleeds too much, he will die. To stop the bleeding, the human body starts a series of reactions. First, the brain orders the liver to produce chemicals which will help the clot to form. Second, our brain tries to lessen the blood flow by reducing the size of veins and arteries, so that not as much blood is lost. When the chemicals released by the liver come close to the cut or injured body part, the coagulation begins.


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