to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance:
The windows were blurred with soot.
to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct:
The fog blurred the outline of the car.
to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible:
The blow on the head blurred his senses.
to become indistinct:
Everything blurred as she ran.
to make blurs.
a smudge or smear that obscures:
a blur of smoke.
a blurred condition; indistinctness:
They could see nothing in the foggy blur.
something seen indistinctly:
The ship appeared as a blur against the horizon.
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verb blurs, blurring, blurred
to make or become vague or less distinct: heat haze blurs the hills, education blurs class distinctions
to smear or smudge
(transitive) to make (the judgment, memory, or perception) less clear; dim
something vague, hazy, or indistinct
a smear or smudge
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blurred; indistinct. adj.
blurred; indistinct. Historical Examples The Tree of Life Catherine Lucille Moore Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster adj.