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
Definition for blot (2 of 2)
Origin of blot2
Example sentences from the Web for blot
On official maps, the western half of the city was blotted out—figuratively erased from the world of the living.
Powell is someone who truly "blotted his copybook," as the Brits used to say.
The light was not regular—it disappeared at regular intervals, was blotted out.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
As she blotted the tears from her eyes with a handkerchief that had been her father's, a wild, savage joy surged up within her.The Gold Girl|James B. Hendryx
She had blotted the page of her old life that night and it never would be rewritten.The House Under the Sea|Sir Max Pemberton
Nor do we apprehend more occasion for doubt relative to the prayer of Moses, to be blotted out of God's book.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
And these three testimonies shall stand against your enemy if he repent not, and shall not be blotted out.
British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)
verb blots, blotting or blotted
- to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
- to destroy; annihilate