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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blur  \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. 




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