Blot Blot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blotting}.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d {Blot}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink. [1913 Webster]

The brief was writ and blotted all with gore. --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster]

2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil. [1913 Webster]

It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace. [1913 Webster]

Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

4. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses. [1913 Webster]

One act like this blots out a thousand crimes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow. [1913 Webster]

He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blotting — mid 15c., verbal noun from prp. of BLOT (Cf. blot) (v.). Blotting paper is recorded from 1510s …   Etymology dictionary

  • blotting — blotting; im·mu·no·blotting; …   English syllables

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  • blotting — blot·ting (blotґing) soaking up with or transferring to absorbent material. For specific techniques using blotting to analyze nucleic acids and proteins, see entries under blot …   Medical dictionary

  • blotting — General term for the transfer of protein, RNA or DNA molecules from a relatively thick acrylamide or agarose gel to a paper like membrane (usually nylon or nitrocellulose) by capillarity or an electric field, preserving the spatial arrangment.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Blotting — Промокание; Стирание, уничтожение написанного; Загрязнение (помарками, пятнами) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • blotting — adj. obscuring; absorbing, soaking up n. erasing, eliminating; blotching, staining blÉ’t n. stain, blemish; smear, speckle v. stain; absorb with blotter paper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blotting — bottling …   Anagrams dictionary

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