(adj.) tangled in a dense mass; 'tried to push through the matted undergrowth' .
Typist: Ruben--From WordNet
(imp. & p. p.) of Mat
(a.) Having a dull surface; unburnished; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.
(a.) Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.
(a.) Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair.
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. Entangled, twisted together.
- His skin, nearly black, his matted hair and bristly beard, were signs of a long protracted misery. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- My slippers were thin: I could walk the matted floor as softly as a cat. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- This combed out the matted tow of the hemp into clean, straight fiber. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- And so he started, stumbling back through the thick and matted underbrush in the direction that he thought the cabin lay. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Its untouched mazes of matted jungle had as yet invited no hardy pioneer from the human beasts beyond its frontier. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Do you remember the matted-up currant bushes, Margaret, at the corner of the west-wall in the garden at home? Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- For several hours he traveled a little north of east until he came to an impenetrable wall of matted and tangled vegetation. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- They found themselves in a matted hall, lined almost to the ceiling with pictures. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- The little square matted hall was equally filled with signs of merry healthy rough childhood. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.