blacklist

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From black +‎ list.

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blacklist (plural blacklists)

  1. (law) A list or collection of people or entities to be shunned or banned.
    The software included a lengthy blacklist of disreputable websites to block.

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blacklist (third-person singular simple present blacklists, present participle blacklisting, simple past and past participle blacklisted)

  1. (transitive) To place on a blacklist; to mark a person or entity as one to be shunned or banned.
    • 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
    You can blacklist known spammers with that button.

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