|1.||a stain or spot of ink, paint, dirt, etc|
|2.||something that spoils or detracts from the beauty or worth of something|
|3.||a blemish or stain on one's character or reputation|
|—vb (often foll by out) , blots, blotting, blotted|
|4.||(of ink, dye, etc) to form spots or blobs on (a material) or (of a person) to cause such spots or blobs to form on (a material)|
|5.||informal blot one's copybook to spoil one's reputation by making a mistake, offending against social customs, etc|
|6.||(intr) to stain or become stained or spotted|
|7.||(tr) to cause a blemish in or on; disgrace|
|8.||to soak up (excess ink, etc) by using blotting paper or some other absorbent material|
|9.||(of blotting paper or some other absorbent material) to absorb (excess ink, etc)|
|10.||a. to darken or hide completely; obscure; obliterate|
|b. to destroy; annihilate|
|[C14: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch bluyster|
The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
a stain or reproach (Job 31:7; Prov. 9:7). To blot out sin is to forgive it (Ps. 51:1, 9; Isa. 44:22; Acts 3:19). Christ's blotting out the handwriting of ordinances was his fulfilling the law in our behalf (Col. 2:14).