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blur

blur

 
 
pronunciation:
blUr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blurred, blurring, blurs
definition 1: to cause to run together or become obscure or confused, as by smearing.
His argument blurred several important distinctions.Water blurred the ink on the page.
synonyms:
confuse, fog, muddy
similar words:
blot, obfuscate, obscure, smear, veil
definition 2: to make dim; dull the perception of.
In high doses, the drug may blur a patient's vision.
synonyms:
blear, fog, mist
similar words:
anesthetize, deaden, dim, dull
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become vague or indistinct.
The landscape blurred as we sped past.
synonyms:
dim, mist
similar words:
cloud, fog
definition 2: to produce indistinct marks or smudges.
The paint blurred on the wet paper.
synonyms:
smudge
similar words:
blot, smear, splotch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a smudge or indistinct mark.
I can't read the rest of the sentence because there's a blur on the page.
synonyms:
smudge, smutch
similar words:
mark, smear, spot
definition 2: a state of confusion or disorientation.
My mind was in a blur when I woke up, and I had no idea where I was.
similar words:
fog, haze
definition 3: a mass of confusion or vagueness.
She tried to remember what happened, but it was all a blur.
derivations: blurred (adj.), blurry (adj.), blurriness (n.)