verb (used with object), blot·ted, blot·ting.
verb (used without object), blot·ted, blot·ting.
- 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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Origin of blot1
OTHER WORDS FROM blotblot·less, adjectiveblot·ting·ly, adverbblot·ty, adjectiveun·blot·ted, adjective
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Definition for blot (2 of 2)
Origin of blot2
Example sentences from the Web for blot
Like Amalek, the Biblical evil-doer whose name we are enjoined to “blot out.”How Do We Deal with the Baseless Hatred at the Western Wall?|Emily L. Hauser|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But we must remember not only to not forget, but to blot out the enemy—not mercifully, but through genocide.
Think of its twisted outline as a Rorschach blot for a society—maybe a civilization.
The speech did irreparable damage to Powell's reputation, and he has since called it "a blot on his record."
There is only one exception, only one blot on the page, only one dark spot on the register.The King's Cup-Bearer|Amy Catherine Walton
You think a chintz kerchief can conceal the blot of the nobleman from the eyes of the people?Mother|Maksim Gorky
She was willing to blot out the offence, as a thing by itself, in an island of her life,—of which no one should ever think again.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
The feudal king-lord was but first among peers, and very few noble houses could display a scutcheon free from the blot of treason.The Siege of Norwich Castle|Matilda Maria Blake
Yet even among the poems which he had published with his name, were some, "which dying" he well might "wish to blot."Robert Burns|Principal Shairp.
British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)
verb blots, blotting or blotted
- to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
- to destroy; annihilate