blotting paper

blotting paper
'blotting .paper
n [U]
soft thick paper used for drying wet ink on a page after writing

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Blotting paper — is a type of paper or other material which is used to absorb an excess of substance (such as ink or oil) from the surface of an object.Examples of its use include absorbing the excess ink left on parchment after writing with a fountain pen,… …   Wikipedia

  • Blotting paper — Blot ting pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r). A kind of thick, bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb superfluous ink from a freshly written manuscript, and thus prevent blots. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blotting paper — ► NOUN ▪ absorbent paper used for soaking up excess ink when writing …   English terms dictionary

  • blotting paper — n. a thick, soft, absorbent paper used to dry a surface that has just been written on in ink …   English World dictionary

  • blotting paper — noun absorbent paper used to dry ink • Syn: ↑blotter • Derivationally related forms: ↑blot (for: ↑blotter) • Hypernyms: ↑paper * * * noun [noncount] …   Useful english dictionary

  • blotting paper — N UNCOUNT Blotting paper is thick soft paper that you use for soaking up and drying ink on a piece of paper …   English dictionary

  • blotting paper — /ˈblɒtɪŋ ˌpeɪpə / (say bloting .paypuh) noun 1. a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used especially for drying ink on paper. 2. Colloquial food taken while drinking alcoholic beverages, to mitigate the effects of the alcohol …  

  • blotting-paper — blottˈing paper noun Unsized paper, used for absorbing ink • • • Main Entry: ↑blot …   Useful english dictionary

  • blotting paper — noun Date: 15th century a spongy unsized paper for absorbing ink …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blotting paper — a soft, absorbent, unsized paper, used esp. to dry the ink on a piece of writing. [1510 20] * * * …   Universalium

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