Definition of 'clot'
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Cons Short-term risk of infection and blood clots. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem is that the blood passing through comes in contact with a relatively large artificial surface, increasing the chance that clots will form. Smithsonian Mag (2017)They occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain and account for 85 per cent of stroke cases. The Sun (2016)Some of them get blood clots in their legs because they're just sitting there, not moving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It caused his brain to become'extremely swollen' and he had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I like to eat this with ice cream or double cream, but you can also serve it with custard or clotted cream. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was taken to hospital and said that a CT scan had shown there was no blood clot in his brain and that he was feeling better. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This can lead to blood clots forming on the artery wall. The Sun (2013)We collected the warm blood and stirred it to remove the clots and make blood pudding. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The drug dissolves clots starving the brain of blood. The Sun (2016)Previous studies failed when animals died with blood clots or excessive bleeding. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When you have exhausted yourself a calorific clotted cream ice cream is a winner. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They needed the blood to clot and form more cartilage. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has had two operations to remove blood clots on her brain. The Sun (2011)Research shows sudden drops in temperature can lead to a sharp increase in potentially deadly brain clots. The Sun (2016)But surgery makes him particularly vulnerable to infection and blood clots. The Sun (2010)We stuck to tea and scones with requisite clotted cream. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They discovered women suffered decreased blood flow to the heart and early signs of blood clots forming. The Sun (2014)Doctors could find no obvious reason for her brain clot. The Sun (2008)But it carries double the risk of lung blood clots. The Sun (2016)Serve with a dollop of clotted cream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Doctors and aides would not say where the clot formed. The Sun (2013)He had emergency surgery to remove an artery clot. The Sun (2013)All you need to protect yourself against a dangerous brain clot could be found in your kitchen. The Sun (2008)This had damaged an artery and caused a clot, sparking the stroke. The Sun (2015)When you are on dialysis, you are more likely to suffer from blood clots. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It had spread to my lymph nodes and had caused 12 blood clots in my leg. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The ability of the blood to clot is increased, in preparation for damage resulting from fighting. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)It is caused by blood clots which form in the extremities, often as a result of prolonged inactivity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said: 'I heard he hit his head on the kerb and suffered a blood clot. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'clot'
British English: clot NOUN
A clot is a sticky lump that forms when blood dries up or becomes thick.
He needed emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.
British English: clot VERB
When blood clots, it becomes thick and forms a lump.
The patient's blood refused to clot.
Definition of clot from the Collins English Dictionary
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