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Definition of "blot" []

  • A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance: a blot of paint. (noun)
  • A stain on one's character or reputation; a disgrace. See Synonyms at stain. (noun)
  • The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses. (noun)
  • To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring moral disgrace to. (verb-transitive)
  • A stain or spot of ink, paint, dirt, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that spoils or detracts from the beauty or worth of something (noun)
  • A blemish or stain on one's character or reputation (noun)
  • (of ink, dye, etc) to form spots or blobs on (a material) or (of a person) to cause such spots or blobs to form on (a material) (verb)
  • To stain or become stained or spotted (verb)
  • To cause a blemish in or on; disgrace (verb)
  • To soak up (excess ink, etc) by using blotting paper or some other absorbent material (verb)
  • (of blotting paper or some other absorbent material) to absorb (excess ink, etc) (verb)
  • To darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate (verb)
  • To destroy; annihilate (verb)

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Use "blot" in a sentence
  • "A regular salt blot from the farm store is about $6 and the Deer Cane was $7.99."
  • "Fortunately my younger brother was able to remove this blot from the family escutcheon by joining the Canadian Army in 1941."
  • "It will be a relief to the whole legal profession that at last what the Master of the Rolls called a blot on our jurisprudence has been removed."