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matted    
Mat \Mat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Matting}.]
1. To cover or lay with mats. --Evelyn.
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2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or
like, a mat; to entangle.
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And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
--Dryden.
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Matted \Mat"ted\, a. [See 3d {Mat}.]
1. Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.
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2. Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering
closely together; as, matted hair.
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Matted \Mat"ted\, a. [See {Matte}.]
Having a dull surface; lusterless; unburnished; same as
{matte}; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.
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{Matted glass}, glass ornamented with figures on a dull
ground.
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entangled \entangled\ adj.
1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower
terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted,
snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}]

Syn: tangled.
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2. deeply involved especially in something problematic; as,
entangled in the conflict.

Syn: embroiled.
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3. constrained by or as if by a convoluted rope or net;
ensnared.
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matted
adj 1: tangled in a dense mass; "tried to push through the
matted undergrowth"
2: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
photograph with a matte finish" [synonym: {flat}, {mat}, {matt},
{matte}, {matted}]




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