There are 2 main translations of mat in Spanish

: mat1mat2

mat1

estera, n.

Pronunciation /mat//mæt/

noun

  • 1

    (of rushes, straw)
    estera feminine
    esterilla feminine
    door mat felpudo masculine
    • bath mat alfombrita del baño
    • table mat (individual) individual
    • rubber mat colchoneta
    • He is clearing the cards, the chips, the checkered mat off the table, putting them neatly into a briefcase.
    • They both had thick mats of curly blonde hair that had a tendency to get thick with dust and dirt, and they were both husky and cleverly ugly.
    • The felt is produced by processing a mat of fibers with moisture, heat, and pressure.
    • Forming in brackish seawater, layer after layer of mats have left behind clusters of small, sedimentary columns.
    • Atop his head was a thick mat of dark red hair that bordered on maroon.
    • I will need some moisture mats - thick layers of hemp fibre matting which sit on top of the waste.
    • After the clear-cutting, the north slope germinated a thick mat of young Douglas fir and larch.
    • Finally, the committee said that food vendors should place a rubber mat under their booths to protect the area from oil and cooking grease.
    • In four years, there was just the one breakthrough: the cork mat.
    • The cards and board mats are homemade, but laminated nicely and are quite sturdy.
    • Herbivores are quite important for the reef as they keep thick mats of filamentous and leafy algae from smothering the corals.
    • Place the fabric on the cutting mat, refolding it to align the cut bias edges.
    • These thick mats of seaweed create underwater jungles that are home to fish, urchins, and other marine life.
    • Hot grease can burn through the sealant layer on stone, so a mat around your cooker is a good idea.
    • I looked at the living room we were sitting in, noticing that the main color was red and beige and even the eating table had red mats on it.
    • It was placed atop of what looked like a collection of abandoned old clothes in the back of the truck, except for the hands or feet or the mats of hair protruding here and there.
    • The mat on the change table was yellow, the blanket in the crib was green and yellow, and the cushion on the rocking chair was yellow.
    • It spreads rapidly and can form dense mats of vegetation in still or sluggishly flowing waters; in fact it is a menace to the health of the rivers, canals, and lakes which it invades.
    • In the low-oxygen conditions there, thick mats of sulfate-reducing bacteria grew on the carbonate rocks.
    • Games were played across plastic mats resting on cafeteria tables.
    • Over the summers the plateau had formed a thick mat of dead grass.
  • 2

    (of hair)
    maraña feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    to be matted estar apelmazado
    • his hair was matted and dirty tenía el pelo enmarañado y sucio
    • His black hair was matted with grime and clung to his scalp in ungainly tufts.
    • He was asleep, but he was resting fitfully - his black hair was matted against his head, and his breath came out in rasping sighs.
    • I ran a hand through my tangled, matted black hair self-consciously.
    • Sweat soaked through her clothes and matted her short red hair.
    • His short, lavender hair was matted down from sweat and being constantly covered.
    • His hair was matted down completely from the helmet he had been wearing, and with a grunt he pulled free of the jacket he had been wearing.
    • His hair was matted down with white paint, mostly contained within the ponytail he had put his hair into before they started working.
    • An enormous hide of tangled and matted hair appeared directly outside his window.
    • His stringy black hair was matted against his forehead, most likely due to the intense heat and the fact that he had been working all day.
    • His black hair was matted down against his tan face, and his brown eyes were red in their whites.
    • Her hair was all matted down and tangled, and I couldn't start to imagine her taking less than an hour to fix it.
    • By now, the sun is up and angrily drying up your sweat, matting your hair and hardening your uniform.
    • Her skin felt cooler to my touch, but sweat matted her hair, and a salty-sour scent overlaid her sweeter one.
    • His hair was matted with sweat and he had a pained expression on his face.
    • Her hair was completely matted to her face in perspiration.
    • Sweat matted his dark hair to his forehead and he swatted at it when it fell into his face but to no avail.
    • Her sandy hair was matted and tangled, but her eyes shone with crystal clear radiance.
    • His shimmering blonde hair was matted with blood, originating from a point in the back of his head.
    • Her head thrashed against the ground, her blood matting her hair and mingling with the dirt and blades of grass.
    • They wore dark, heavy cloaks and most of them had black matted hair.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (fur/carpet) apelmazarse
    (hair) enmarañarse
    • You forsook even your comb - the siren's tool; your hair would have matted about you, a living cloak and shield.
    • Daily brushing is almost mandatory to keep the hair from matting up.
    • Thin or fine tressed folks may also benefit from a daily sudsing to help prevent hair from flattening or matting.
    • This step can prevent your hair from thinning, matting or breaking.
    • At night, protect your hair with a satin scarf, bonnet or pillowcase, which prevents split ends, tangling and matting, and preserves your hair style.

There are 2 main translations of mat in Spanish

: mat1mat2

mat2

adjective

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