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blotting paper

a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially to dry the ink on a piece of writing.
Origin of blotting paper
1510-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

a soft absorbent unsized paper, used esp for soaking up surplus ink
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