Origin of blot

1
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English blotte, akin to Old Norse blettr blot, spot, stain; (v.) late Middle English blotten, derivative of the noun

SYNONYMS FOR blot

Related forms

blot·less, adjectiveblot·ting·ly, adverbblot·ty, adjectiveun·blot·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blotting (1 of 2)

blot

1
/ (blɒt) /

noun

verb blots, blotting or blotted

Word Origin for blot

C14: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch bluyster blister

British Dictionary definitions for blotting (2 of 2)

blot

2
/ (blɒt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for blot

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch bloot poor
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Medicine definitions for blotting

blot

[ blŏt ]

n.

The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
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