blotting paper

  1. a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.

Origin of blotting paper

First recorded in 1510–20

Words Nearby blotting paper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blotting paper in a sentence

  • Less intrusive for athletes, the test involves collecting a small sample of just a few blood droplets on a blotting paper, allowing officials to test for banned substances more precisely.

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  • Next dry with clean blotting-paper to take off any superfluous water.

  • Soak some clean blotting paper in the hyposulphite-of-soda solution and allow it to dry.

  • To avoid this the paper may be dried somewhat by the application of clean blotting paper.

  • She had been sitting by a table on which a large sheet of pink blotting paper was spread before writing materials.

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British Dictionary definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

  1. a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink

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