Blotted



a spot or stain, especially of ink on paper.
a blemish on a person’s character or reputation:
He had been haunted by a blot on his past.
Archaic. an erasure or obliteration, as in a writing.
to spot, stain, soil, or the like.
to darken; make dim; obscure or eclipse (usually followed by out):
We watched as the moon blotted out the sun.
to dry with absorbent paper or the like:
to blot the wet pane.
to remove with absorbent paper or the like.
to make a blot; spread ink, dye, etc., in a stain:
The more slowly I write, the more this pen blots.
to become blotted or stained:
This paper blots too easily.
Chemistry. to transfer an array of separated components of a mixture to a chemically treated paper for analysis.
Compare gel, gel electrophoresis.
blot out,

to make indistinguishable; obliterate:
to blot out a name from the record.
to wipe out completely; destroy:
Whole cities were blotted out by bombs.

Contemporary Examples

Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Alex Haley January 18, 2014
Scaling the Berlin Wall Michael R. Meyer October 30, 2009
Powell’s Lost Cause W. Patrick Lang October 19, 2008
Iran as Haman: Jeffrey Goldberg’s Dangerous Analogy Shaul Magid February 26, 2013

Historical Examples

The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
Farm Ballads Will Carleton
A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) Richard Baxter
The Harbor Ernest Poole

noun
a stain or spot of ink, paint, dirt, etc
something that spoils or detracts from the beauty or worth of something
a blemish or stain on one’s character or reputation
verb blots, blotting, blotted
(of ink, dye, etc) to form spots or blobs on (a material) or (of a person) to cause such spots or blobs to form on (a material)
(informal) blot one’s copybook, to spoil one’s reputation by making a mistake, offending against social customs, etc
(intransitive) to stain or become stained or spotted
(transitive) to cause a blemish in or on; disgrace
to soak up (excess ink, etc) by using blotting paper or some other absorbent material
(of blotting paper or some other absorbent material) to absorb (excess ink, etc)
(transitive) often foll by out

to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
to destroy; annihilate

noun
(backgammon) a man exposed by being placed alone on a point and therefore able to be taken by the other player
(archaic) a weak spot
n.
v.

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