blotting blotting  /b ˈlɑ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a blemish made by dirt
  2. (n) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  3. (v) dry (ink) with blotting paper
  4. (v) make a spot or mark onto

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Usage(s):

  1. Viagra and its cousins help give elderly amortals a pleasurable alternative to aqua aerobics while blotting out those pesky intimations of mortality.
  2. Fanatics of the pro-Hindi Jan Sangh Party prowled the streets of Delhi, blotting out English signs with coal tar.

News

  • Lab Blotting Paper

    Ultra high quality cotton diagnostic Blotting Paper comparable to Whatman - GE at considerably lower cost. Lab grade Blotter for analytical testing: Qualitative and Quantitative filter and wicking papers for Chromatography, Gel Blot (Western Blot, Northern Blot, Southern Blot), Electrophoresis and Gravimetric analysis. Ashless, low ash and wet strength papers ideal for nucleic acid, protein, and ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "They were blotting papers," Winslet tells me. "It wasn't a second speech. No further expectations."
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Kate Winslet Source: E! Online

  2. In his advertisement, Blake described the show as "The grand Style of Art restored; in FRESCO, or Water-color Painting, and England protected from the too just imputation of being the Seat and Protectress of bad (that is blotting and blurring) Art."
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: William Blake Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Robert Graves wrote that "Love is a universal migraine, /A bright stain on the vision/Blotting out reason".
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Robert Graves Source: Times Online

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