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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /blɒt/
- Rhymes: -ɒt
- (General American) IPA(key): /blɑt/
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blot (plural blots)
- A blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
- inky blots
- (by extension) A stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
- This deadly blot in thy digressing son.
- (biochemistry) The Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques.
- (backgammon) an exposed piece in backgammon.
blemish, spot or stain
stain on someone's reputation or character
Southern blot analysis — see Southern blot analysis
- (transitive) to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance.
- (intransitive) to soak up or absorb liquid.
- This paper blots easily.
- (transitive) To dry (writing, etc.) with blotting paper.
- (transitive) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
- The briefe was writte and blotted all with gore.
- (transitive) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
- It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads.
- (transitive) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
- Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.
- (transitive) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out.
- to blot out a word or a sentence
- One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.
- (transitive) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
- He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.
to cause a blot
to hide, obscure or obliterate
- a sacrifice, especially a blood sacrifice by heathens.
- He ealle ða cuman to blote gedyde: he gave all the strangers as a sacrifice. (Alfred's Orosius)