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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clog.
  • adj. Having an obstructed flow; blocked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. obstructed so as to prevent or hinder flow of a fluid; -- of conduits; ; clogged arteries.
  • adj. filled beyond capacity (with people or vehicles), so as to retard movement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. loaded with something that hinders motion
  • adj. thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
  • adj. stopped up; clogged up


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • His tongue itched for free speech again, and but a week back the lightest word clogged it like ashes.


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