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1(especially of hair, wool, or fur) tangled into a thick mass:‘a cardigan of matted grey wool’
tangled, tangly, entangled, knotted, knotty, natty, tousled, dishevelled, uncombed, unkempt, felted, ratty, greasy, dirtyView synonyms
- ‘Anna sunk down onto the steps and hugged her dog tightly, feeling the sticky, matted fur cling to her hands.’
- ‘She then dried out her matted hair until it became a fuzzy red color.’
- ‘It's crumbling to pieces, and it's about as long as my forearm, brown with matted fur, with round little ears on top.’
- ‘He threw back his matted hair that reached halfway down his back, the slightly warm water sending relief through his aching muscles.’
- ‘She twisted her finger around a piece of her matted hair.’
- ‘His matted hair looks like it hasn't been washed for months and he smells like a damp rug.’
- ‘Smoothing the sweat - matted hair off his brow, she felt her despair ebb away in the face of her growing determination.’
- ‘His bony limbs still had the tatters of his clothes hanging from them; his matted hair still clung stubbornly to his skull.’
- ‘I hugged the dead dog and cried a gallon of tears into its matted fur, begging it to wake up.’
- ‘Pushing her matted hair off her forehead, she got out of bed.’
- ‘She reached down to gently smooth the matted hair from his brow.’
- ‘He slipped back into his clothes and fixed his matted hair.’
- ‘His shirt was torn, his bow tie squinty and matted hair fell over his face.’
- ‘When I walked into the shower freezing cold water soaked me, making my wild, matted hair stick to my head.’
- ‘Her normally pristine white hair was matted and stringy and streaked with gray.’
- ‘The sun was making its way into the sky and was falling though the shattered windows giving light to the matted dust on the floor and the covered furniture.’
- ‘Pedestrians gasped and moved their children out of the way, far from the mad demon that had matted fur and wild eyes.’
- ‘Tears rolled down his dirt - streaked face from under a long mass of matted, dirty red hair.’
- ‘Her hair was matted and messy and her dress was haphazard.’
- ‘So I began to pull the debris out of my matted hair, just for something to do.’
2Covered or provided with mats:‘the matted floor’
- ‘The competition standard matted floor area is proving invaluable to the 135 gymnasts who train at the club every week.’
- ‘A wide, rectangular shaped room, the sparring grounds was lined with benches on the sides and a matted floor in the middle.’
- ‘After the chairs got filled, some preferred to sit down on the matted floor, slouching against the wall with their eyes closed.’
- ‘My bare feet padded quietly on the matted floor of woven straw.’
- ‘He knew there were to be three tables of guests on each side of the matted dance floor.’
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