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 blotblotless, adjectiveblot·ting·ly, adverbblotty, adjectiveun·blot·ted, adjective
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Definition for blot (2 of 2)
Origin of blot2
Example sentences from the Web for blot
The Iraq war left a lasting blot on transatlantic relations.Europeans haven’t felt this poorly about America since the start of the Iraq War|Annabelle Timsit|September 17, 2020|Quartz
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.
The scandal was “a serious blot on my reputation,” he complained to Leveson.Rupert Murdoch Bares Media’s Reach to Leveson Inquiry on Phone Hacking|Nicholas Wapshott|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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."
I am, I am he that blot out thy iniquities for my own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
It needs better evidence to stamp this solitary suggestion of a blot on the clear scutcheon of Douglas.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Men surged forward to close in and blot out the glow from the killer's fingers.
It is the blot on Richard Feverel, for instance, that it begins to end well; and then tricks you and ends ill.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The failure to recognize the sanctity of marriage is the great blot on the system of Confucius as a scheme of morals.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)
verb blots, blotting or blotted
- to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
- to destroy; annihilate