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Adjective matted has 2 senses
  1. matted - tangled in a dense mass; "tried to push through the matted undergowth"
    untangled (indirect, via tangled)
  2. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
    Antonym: bright (indirect, via dull)
Verb mat has 2 senses
  1. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"
    --1 is one way to twist, twine, distort
    Sample sentence:
    They mat their hair
  2. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat - change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
    --2 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun mat5, noun matting1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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