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
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).
“Never you mind,” throwing it on the blotting pad, face downwards.The White Hand and the Black|Bertram Mitford
Blot off the superfluous water with the filter paper, or dry more completely between two folds of blotting paper.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Intense mental concentration has a curious way of blotting out what has passed.The Hound of the Baskervilles|A. Conan Doyle
For spots made with grease use benzine; while still moist apply a hot iron, with a blotting paper on each side of leaf.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries|John Cotton Dana
But I have already almost filled my page, partly with writing, partly with blotting.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
British Dictionary definitions for blot (1 of 2)
verb blots, blotting or blotted
- to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate
- to destroy; annihilate