- to make indistinguishable; obliterate: to blot out a name from the record.
- to wipe out completely; destroy: Whole cities were blotted out by bombs.
Origin of blot1
OTHER WORDS FROM blotblotless, adjectiveblot·ting·ly, adverbblotty, adjectiveun·blot·ted, adjective
Other definitions for blot (2 of 2)
Origin of blot2
How to use blot in a sentence
A dazzling light filled the church, blotting the altar from my eyes.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a story about blotting out Amalek told in the name of the Hasidic master Zvi Elimelekh of Dinov (1783-1841).
There are cheaper and less landscape-blotting ways to go green.
Gently it slid across the oblong of sunlight, blotting out the figures of the two men from her sight.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Margaret Halley stared reflectively at the blotting-pad for a moment, and then described a typical seance at Kazmah's.Dope|Sax Rohmer
According to my usual opinion, I believe I could go over that book and leave a masterpiece by blotting and no ulterior art.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Next dry with clean blotting-paper to take off any superfluous water.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
It was an uncanny night; morning whitened the east; gray daylight stole into the woods, blotting the shadows to paler tints.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)
- to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
- to destroy; annihilate