Adjective "blotted" definition and examples

(Blotted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/blɒt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A dark mark or stain made by ink, paint, dirt, etc.
  1. 'On a lower shelf stands a small piece of clear Plexiglas upon which yellow blots have been painted.'
  2. 'He held up his paper, revealing a large blot of ink in the middle of his letter.'
  3. 'The big purple blot is settlement.'
  4. 'Her first piece in this mode was Peggy Lee and the Dalmatian, which comprises 18 puddles of fabric stained with black blots that are distributed in different densities and compositional drifts from sheet to sheet.'
  5. 'Its white breast was bordered by broad dark swaths and had a dark blot right in the center.'
  6. 'A closer look reveals entire nighttime cityscapes embedded in the blots of paint, glimpses of Paris, Hong Kong, Prague, and other cities from Park's travels.'
  7. 'The road that we traveled now was an old shepherds' route that would soon split into two paths, one that curved towards the north and another that continued east through a dark blot that at first glance looked like a smudge on the page.'
  8. 'Jill's face and neck, already sweaty and pink from running, became covered in red blots.'
  9. 'A few blots of cloud were on the blue morning sky, with light haze beneath.'
  10. 'It was more sensed than seen, a darker blot in the gale-lashed dark, and he frowned and raised one hand, trying vainly to shield his eyes in an effort to see better.'
  11. 'the only blot on an otherwise clean campaign'
  12. 'It appears this is quite acceptable to an establishment that was too fastidious to allow clever and dedicated men without a blot on their characters, who happened to be hereditary peers, to legislate for us.'
  13. 'Nor is there any effort from the so-called distinguished agricultural scientists, economists, and social scientists to come out with proposals to put an end to this shameful blot on the country's image.'
  14. 'Author David K. Wyatt shows no fear and honestly describes the self indulgences, cronyism and corruption that have been a blot on this nation's politics for many, many decades.'
  15. 'This is almost universally regarded as a shameful blot on America's history, a cautionary tale of racism, paranoia, and wartime hysteria.'
  16. 'The closest thing to a blot on the Private Eye editor's escutcheon seems to be his failure to seek planning permission for alterations to his 16th century timber-framed home.'
  17. 'But somehow he himself appears to have escaped personal criticism for this blot on his reign as Pope.'
  18. 'But slavery was challenged from the very beginning of this country's origins as a blot upon the nation's moral character.'
  19. 'None of this is to say that massacres were other than a blot, but rather that a little context does no harm.'
  20. 'Not only did you rob her of her bag but you injured her and the offence has left an appalling blot upon her memory.'
  21. 'The victory was to be further blotted when it later transpired that he had used a banned substance before the fight resulting to him being slapped with a six-month suspension.'
  22. 'It would be a blot on the landscape and has potential health and safety risks.'
  23. 'Opponents claim that the 100 metre-high turbines, along with the transmission lines, underground cables and substations needed to transmit the electricity to the main network, are a blot on the landscape.'
  24. 'Not really a head-turner, the bike makes up for the blots in the beauty department, with its gizmo-like qualities!'
  25. 'Despite numerous calls to the council's cleansing and park departments it remains a blot on the landscape.'
  26. 'Wind turbines have proved hugely controversial in rural settings, where campaigners have branded them a blot on the landscape and complained about noise.'
  27. 'But it had become a blot on the landscape for so long because it was underused.'
  28. 'Meanwhile, a 25-metre phone mast in Gilstead, which protesters said would be a blot on the landscape, is also set to be approved.'
  29. 'They are worried the mast would become a blot on the landscape and fear the health hazard from radiation emissions.'
  30. 'I don't think it will be a blot on the landscape because it is hidden away.'
  31. 'They believe that the wind farm will be a blot on the landscape, will be noisy and will result in a loss of green space for people who use and enjoy the countryside, such as walkers, cyclists and horse riders.'
A procedure in which proteins or nucleic acids separated on a gel are transferred directly to an immobilizing medium for identification.
  1. 'The protein blot results for these high-expressing lines are shown in Figure 5B.'
  2. 'For each dot blot, bovine protein extract was loaded as a negative control and human saliva as a positive control.'

verb

Dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material.
  1. 'When you have finished applying the second coat of lipstick, blot the centre of your lips.'
  2. 'Sculptured finishes may require use of a soft nylon - bristled brush in a rotating motion to get the detergent solution into all the crevices; blot up with absorbent cloth or paper towel, and rinse.'
  3. 'Rather, just blot the stain and call a professional carpet cleaner who is trained to use specific solutions or a heat transfer, which uses steam and a solution to transfer the fugitive dye to a cotton towel.'
  4. 'After blotting away the excess of lipid, the grids were plunged in liquid ethane.'
  5. 'You can also use it for blotting handwashed clothes to dry overnight.'
  6. 'The section surface was rinsed with distilled water and gently blotted with wipes for a few seconds to remove the excess liquid.'
  7. 'The tissue samples were rinsed in ice-cold normal saline and were blotted.'
  8. 'And he blots his face now, to prove to us he is not oily!'
  9. 'She blotted her lips on a tissue, like I'd seen Aunt Jean do, then hooked my arm in hers.'
  10. 'Wild-type and transgenic leaves, from each treatment plate in the previously described study, were blotted dry and weighed.'
Mark or stain (something)
  1. 'And towering above them all, you have one of the dozens of cranes that continue to blot our capital's skyline, and no doubt will continue to do so for years to come.'
  2. 'Some of the ink had blotted already, spattered with black blood as it was - but it was still readable.'
  3. 'An interesting encounter awaits them this weekend, when they entertain Ridge Rangers at home, will they be the first to blot their excellent record.'
  4. 'In view of the recent judgements and the stand taken on crucial issues it is hoped that the court will uphold the honour and prestige of a great nation so blatantly blotted by the blind evil forces.'
  5. 'These, a helpful warden explains, belong to those who blotted their escutcheons as often as not with a royal lady with whom they should not have and were stripped of their honours.'
  6. 'Aware that I had unwittingly become the first person to blot his unblemished track record, I got the feeling as we parted he won't be rushing to return anymore of my phone calls.'
Cover writing or pictures with ink or paint so that they cannot be seen.
  1. 'Look how they keep on killing us, those people, may their names be blotted out.'
  2. 'Whenever the sight of her father's murder arose, she imagined a black paint brush going over the scene to blot it out.'
  3. 'Rather than employing digital trickery or using the old-fashioned method of re-editing, he elected to blot out the offending material by a huge red block.'
  4. 'Nor do the planets escape alignment with the Moon: because they occupy a restricted band about the ecliptic, they, too, are frequently blotted out for a brief time.'
  5. 'He then apparently set out in more detail what he'd like to do next, but this proved too much for The Sun, which blotted it out.'
  6. 'For three days, dense black clouds of smoke blotted out the sun over a wide stretch of the Italian coast.'
  7. 'Looking up into the mid water region presented a warm green glow which modulated in brightness as the sun was blotted out by frequent clouds.'
  8. 'The problem is that the sun would be blotted out.'
  9. 'The pair could be seen talking in the front of a vehicle, though the policeman's face was blotted out.'
  10. 'Jade grew cold as the sun was blotted out from behind the clouds and everything grew dark.'
  11. 'The Sun shone from directly behind the Mountain, which partially blotted it out.'
  12. 'But tonight the stars are blotted out by a huge searchlight arcing across the sky from the south.'
  13. 'Shouting from up ahead and the sun was blotted out for a few seconds as we passed through a gatehouse.'
  14. 'the concentration necessary to her job blotted out all the feelings'
  15. 'The man, a university graduate, told police after the crash that he could not understand why he had hit the cyclist who was not more than 0.5 metres from the kerb and Mr. Chapman said since then he had blotted the accident from his mind.'
  16. 'You blot these cases out of your memory as soon as you have done them.'
  17. 'And the answer that a rational mind then says, well, he is in the midst of this and he is just blotting this out of his brain.'
  18. 'That's why he never thanked you personally, that would have meant recognizing that he had been ill, and his way of coping was to try and blot it from his mind.'
  19. 'Wil stepped back from the locker with a muttered curse, slamming the locker closed as Vicki turned away, mouth covered and eyes tightly closed, trying to blot out the memory.'
  20. 'I am a lucky man as much as my job is difficult and depressing at times, I don't get to the end of the week and have the same kind of urgency to blot everything out and release five days worth of pressure and frustration.'
  21. 'No matter how painful it can be, it would be impossible to blot out my last memory of Sophie, standing on the far side of the room dressed in her school uniform.'
  22. 'Taking a deep breath, the soldier shut his eyes, as if to blot out some unnerving memory.'
  23. 'I didn't feel safe anywhere and I took more drugs to blot things out.'
  24. 'It blotted out memories of that floodlit game there last season when they beat us before it got dark enough to turn on the lights.'
Transfer by means of a blot.
  1. 'First, after electrophoresis of the proteins through a polyacrylamide gel, they are transferred by blotting to a porous membrane sheet.'
  2. 'The DNA fragments are transferred or blotted to a nylon or nitrocellulose paper and baked to bind the single stranded DNA to the paper.'

More definitions

1. a spot or stain, especially of ink on paper.

2. a blemish on a person's character or reputation: He had been haunted by a blot on his past.

3. Archaic. an erasure or obliteration, as in a writing. verb (used with object), blotted, blotting.

4. to spot, stain, soil, or the like.

5. to darken; make dim; obscure or eclipse (usually followed by out): We watched as the moon blotted out the sun.

6. to dry with absorbent paper or the like: to blot the wet pane.

7. to remove

More examples(as adjective)

"outs can be blotted."

"writings can be blotted."

"views can be blotted."

"papers can be blotted."

"memories can be blotted."

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Origin

(blot)Late Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Old Norse blettr.

Phrase

blot one's copybook