I. noun Etymology: perhaps akin to Middle English bleren to blear Date: 1519 1. a smear or stain that obscures 2. something vaguely or indistinctly perceived; especially something moving or occurring too quickly to be clearly perceived II. verb (blurred; blurring) Date: 1520 transitive verb 1. to obscure or blemish by smearing 2. sully 3. to make dim, indistinct, or vague in outline or character 4. to make cloudy or confused intransitive verb 1. to make blurs 2. to become vague or indistinct • blurringly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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