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blot

blot

 
 
pronunciation:
blat
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
blot out
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stain or spot, esp. of ink on paper.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
blotch, daub, dot, mark, spatter, speck, splash, stain
definition 2: a moral fault or disgrace.
a blot on her character
synonyms:
blemish, defect, flaw, stain
similar words:
brand, disgrace, fault, imperfection, reproach, stigma, taint
definition 3: something undesirable or ugly.
The burned-out building is a blot on the neighborhood.
synonyms:
blemish, eyesore
similar words:
defect, flaw, imperfection, taint
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blots, blotted, blotting
definition 1: to make a stain or spot upon.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
bedaub, bespatter, blotch, daub, dot, mark, spatter, speck, stain
definition 2: to cover or make dim; obscure (usu. fol. by out).
Falling snow blotted out the distant hills.
synonyms:
obscure
similar words:
conceal, cover, dim, erase, expunge, obliterate
definition 3: to soak up (moisture) with something absorbent, or to soak up moisture from (something).
She blotted her eyes with a tissue.
synonyms:
absorb, soak up
similar words:
sponge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a stain or spot.
The ink blotted all over the page.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
dot, mark, spatter, stain
definition 2: to become stained.
The letter blotted in the rain.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
stain
phrase: blot out
derivation: blotty (adj.)