blot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a soiling or disfiguring mark ; spot 2. a mark of reproach ; moral flaw 3. a usually nitrocellulose or nylon sheet that contains spots of immobilized macromolecules (as of DNA, RNA, or protein) or their fragments and is used to identify specific components of the spots by applying a molecular probe (as a complementary nucleic acid or a radio labeled antibody) — compare Southern blot, Western blot II. verb (blotted; blotting) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to spot, stain, or spatter with a discoloring substance 2. obsolete mar; especially to stain with infamy 3. a. to dry (as writing) with an absorbing agent b. to remove with absorbing material <
blotting up spilled water
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intransitive verb 1. to make a blot 2. to become marked with a blot III. noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch bloot naked, exposed, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle High German bloz bare Date: 1595 1. a lone backgammon man exposed to capture 2. archaic a weak or exposed point

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  • Blót — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El dísablót, por August Malmström. El blót era el sacrificio que los paganos nórdicos ofrecían a los dioses nórdicos y a los elfos. Contenido …   Wikipedia Español

  • blot — ⇒BLOT, subst. masc. Argot A. ,,Prix à forfait (ESN.) : • 1. On lui proposait [au voyageur] un « blot », un prix à forfait que l on faisait à la tête et parfois au dessous du tarif. A. SIMONIN, J. BAZIN, Voilà taxi! 1935, p. 33. Prix. Baisser les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • blot — blot; blot·less; blot·ter; blot·tesque; blot·ting·ly; blot·to; blot·ty; im·mu·no·blot; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blot — ► NOUN 1) a dark mark or stain, especially one made by ink. 2) a thing that mars something that is otherwise good. ► VERB (blotted, blotting) 1) dry with an absorbent material. 2) mark, stain, or mar. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Blot — Blot, n. [Cf. Dan. blot bare, naked, Sw. blott, d. bloot, G. bloss, and perh. E. bloat.] 1. (Backgammon) (a) An exposure of a single man to be taken up. (b) A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up. [1913 Webster] He is too great a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blot — ist ein Verfahren zum Transfer von DNA, RNA oder Proteinen auf eine Membran, siehe Blotting ein germanisches Opferfest ein Album der Band Einherjer Blot ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Guillaume Blot (* 1985), französischer Radrennfahrer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blot — blot1 [blät] n. [ME < ?] 1. a spot or stain, esp. of ink 2. anything that spoils or mars, esp. by providing an unpleasant contrast [that shack is a blot on the landscape] 3. a moral stain; disgrace vt. blotted, blotting …   English World dictionary

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  • Blot — Blot, n. [Cf. Icel. blettr, Dan. plet.] 1. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur. Inky blots and rotten parchment bonds. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. A spot… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blot — [n] mark; flaw black eye*, blemish, blotch, blur, brand, defect, discoloration, disgrace, fault, odium, onus, patch, slur, smear, smudge, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint; concepts 230,580 Ant. blank, clarity blot [v1] disgrace, disfigure… …   New thesaurus

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