follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

blotting paper

noun
1.
a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for blotting paper
  • He saturated thin paper with printer's ink, and then dried it out between sheets of blotting paper.
  • People ingested it, in impure forms, from sugar cubes and blotting paper.
  • Make a small amount of concentrated aqueous solution and dip a piece of cotton cloth or blotting paper into it.
  • After the records in our study completely thawed, items were set onto tables lined with absorbent blotting paper.
  • blotting paper is then applied to remove residual polymer.
  • blotting paper should be removed regularly, and interleaving should be changed at the same time until the volumes are dry.
  • Paper records can be spread out and air-dried, preferably on blotting paper.
British Dictionary definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

noun
1.
a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for blotting paper

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for blotting

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for blotting paper