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Blot \Blot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d Blot.]

  1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.

    The brief was writ and blotted all with gore.

  2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.

    It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads.

  3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.

    Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.

  4. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.

    One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.

  5. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.

    He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.

  6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.

    Syn: To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch.


vb. (en-past of: blot)

  1. n. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn: smudge, spot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]

  2. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: smear, smirch, spot, stain]

  3. [also: blotting, blotted]

  1. v. dry (ink) with blotting paper

  2. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: spot, fleck, blob]

  3. [also: blotting, blotted]


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Usage examples of "blotted".

Then, with the smallest towel as a washcloth, using mostly water, she dabbed and blotted her face clean before reapplying her makeup.

The tears welled up in her eyes, and she blotted them angrily with the cloth in her good right hand.

After she blotted her face dry, she returned to the bedchamber and stood in front of the window, gazing out the tinted window at the same clear sky, the same sunbaked view of Mencha, the same dusty and empty roads.

He blotted the blood away from his eyes, looking at the spirals of dust and smoke that swirl over the end of the Sand Pass.

Shed blotted herself as dry as she couldDefalk wasnt big on large towelsbut then she suspected that, given the difficulty in getting water, Defalk wasnt big on washing.

Anna blotted her forehead, damp not just from the unending heat of Synope and Defalk.

Anna ignored the condescending tone and blotted her eyes, hating herself for revealing the pain.

She wiped her nose gently and blotted the involuntary dampness from her eyes.

Anna agreed, but blotted her eyes on her sleeve, then straightened in the saddle.

Back in the cool of her tower room, Anna washed her face in the basin of fresh water that Birke or Skent had brought, then blotted herself dry.

Anna blotted her forehead, glancing at the empty pitcher on the table before her.

After Nylan blotted his forehead in the still air, his eyes went to the clear blue-green sky.

He blotted his forehead as the mare carried him over a low rise that overlooked a wide valley filled largely with cultivated fields.

He blotted the combination of sweat and rain off his forehead and peered through the falling water.

Feeling the perspiration on his forehead, he quickly blotted his brow before the dampness beaded up and fell on the parchmentlike white paper.