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  1. present participle of clot
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [] real kidneys [] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.


clotting (plural clottings)

  1. Clotted material.
    • Ben Belitt
      There is only Gina, come down from the Villa, / her outrageous umbrella striped like a medicine ball / for the balancing act of a poodle, / to toil in the clottings of fog and the world's / suppuration []