Synonyms of 'matted'
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Knotty wood has a lot of small hard areas on it where branches once grew.
the knotty trunk of a hawthorn tree
tugging a comb through her tangled hair
Thesaurus for matted from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe someone's hair as matted , you mean that it has become a thick untidy mass, often because it is wet or dirty .