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blot

blot

 
pronunciation:
blat
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spot or stain.
There is a blot of ink on the paper where the pen leaked.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
blotch, daub, dot, mark, spatter, speck, splash, stain
definition 2: something that spoils or is ugly.
The rotting garbage is a blot on the neighborhood.
synonyms:
blemish
similar words:
defect, flaw
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blots, blotted, blotting
definition 1: to make a stain or spot upon.
The dripping paintbrush blotted my jeans.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
daub, dot, mark, spatter, stain
definition 2: to soak up or dry with something that absorbs liquid.
She blotted her eyes with a tissue.
synonyms:
absorb, soak up
similar words:
sponge
derivation: blotty (adj.)