Mat Mat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Matted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Matting}.] 1. To cover or lay with mats. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle. [1913 Webster]

And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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