Definition for CLAM

CLAM, v.t. [Sax. clæmian, to glue; D. klam, clammy; lym, glue; G. klamm, close, clammy; klemmen, to pinch; Dan. klammer, to cling; klemmer, to squeeze, or pinch; lim, glue; limer, to glue; limagtig, clammy. Qu. W. clymu, to bind or tie a knot. See Lime, and Class Lm, No. 1, 5, 9, 13.]

To clog with glutinous or viscous matter. L'Estrange.

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