clumpiness

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clump (klʌmp)
 
n
1.  a cluster, as of trees or plants
2.  a dull heavy tread or any similar sound
3.  an irregular mass: a clump of hair or earth
4.  an inactive mass of microorganisms, esp a mass of bacteria produced as a result of agglutination
5.  an extra sole on a shoe
6.  slang a blow
 
vb
7.  (intr) to walk or tread heavily
8.  to gather or be gathered into clumps, clusters, clots, etc
9.  to cause (bacteria, blood cells, etc) to collect together or (of bacteria, etc) to collect together
10.  slang (tr) to punch (someone)
 
[Old English clympe; related to Middle Dutch klampe heap of hay, Middle Low German klampeclamp², Swedish klimp small lump]
 
'clumpy
 
adj
 
'clumpiness
 
n

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