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[n] a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
[v] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"
[v] become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
[v] make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision"
[v] make a smudge on; soil by smudging
[v] become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"
[v] to make less distinct or clear; "heat haze blurs the hills."

Misc. Definitions

\Blur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blurred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blurring}.] [Prob. of same origin as blear. See {Blear}.]
1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a woodcut by an excess of ink. But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor Which then he wore. --Shak.
2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken. Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare. --J. R. Drake.
3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation. Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, But can not blur my lost renown. --Hudibras. Syn: To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully.
\Blur\ (bl[^u]r), n.
1. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance. As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers, they make it worse. --Fuller.
2. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.
3. A moral stain or blot. Lest she . . . will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name. --Udall.

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