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blank empty or clear, as a space on a surface. [12 definitions]
blank check a bank check with the signature, but not the amount, filled in, leaving the payee free to set the amount. [2 definitions]
blanket a thick, rectangular piece of woven material used on a bed for warmth or worn as a garment. [5 definitions]
blank verse unrhymed verse, usu. in iambic pentameter.
blare to sound loudly and harshly. [3 definitions]
blarney skillful or smooth talk, often with some deceit and in an effort to gain favor from the listener. [2 definitions]
Blarney stone a stone in Blarney Castle in Ireland, reputed to give the gift of blarney to those who kiss it.
blasť unstimulated or unimpressed, usu. due to a feeling that one has already experienced more or better.
blaspheme to speak with disrespect or impiety of (a deity or anything sacred). [2 definitions]
blasphemous containing or marked by blasphemy; irreligious.
blasphemy disrespect or irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable, esp. God.
-blast bud, embryo, cell layer, or other generative unit.
blast a powerful and sudden gust or stream. [12 definitions]
blasted ruined. [2 definitions]
blastema an undifferentiated or primitive mass of cells, as in an embryo or regenerating organ, that is capable of becoming organized into a specific tissue or organ.
blast furnace a large, vertical furnace in which metal, esp. iron, is smelted from ore by means of heat intensified by a blast of air forced in at the bottom.
blastocyst a blastula.
blastoff a launching of a rocket-driven missile or spacecraft.
blastomere any of the first cells produced when a fertilized ovum divides.
blastula an embryo in an early stage of development that consists of a single layer of cells forming a hollow sphere.
blat to give a cry of or like a sheep; bleat. [3 definitions]