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.
to make indistinguishable; obliterate:
to blot out a name from the record.
to wipe out completely; destroy:
Whole cities were blotted out by bombs.
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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
(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
Obliterate, wipe out of existence or memory, as in At least one Indian nation was blotted out as the pioneers moved west, or The trauma of the accident blotted out all her memory of recent events. This idiom, first recorded in 1516, uses the verb to blot in the sense of making something illegible by spotting or staining it with ink. The New Testament has it (Acts 3:19): “Repent ye … that your sins may be blotted out.”
a fabric-printing method in which the ground color is transferred from the cylinder and the motif retains the original hue of the cloth.
a large, irregular spot or blot. Plant Pathology. a diseased, discolored spot or area on a plant. a disease so characterized, usually accompanied by cankers and lesions. a skin eruption; blemish. to mark with blotches; blot, spot, or blur: The floor of the forest was blotched with cool, dark moss. Textiles. of or relating to […]
having blotches: a blotchy complexion. resembling a blotch. Contemporary Examples George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films George R.R. Martin April 10, 2011 Historical Examples The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald Scientific American Supplement No. 275 Various The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out Fred […]
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 […]