Blear



to make dim, as with tears or inflammation:
a biting wind that bleared the vision.
(of the eyes) dim from tears.
dim; indistinct.
a blur; cloudiness; dimness:
She was concerned about the recent blear in her vision.
Historical Examples

The Virgin of the Sun H. R. Haggard
The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch
The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
The Sheriff’s Son William MacLeod Raine
The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
Following the Color Line Ray Stannard Baker
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857 Various

verb
(transitive) to make (eyes or sight) dim with or as if with tears; blur
adjective
a less common word for bleary
adj.
v.

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