AskDefine | Define blotch

Dictionary Definition

blotch n : an irregularly shaped spot [syn: splodge, splotch] v : mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained [syn: mottle, streak]

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Noun

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An uneven patch of color or discoloration

Extensive Definition

A stain is a discoloration that distinguishes itself from the material on which it is found. It can be unintentional, in the case of domestic stains on fabric, cloth, or other material, or it can be intentional. Stains are used intentionally in a variety of fields, including research (biochemical staining), technology (metal staining), and art (wood staining, stained glass.)
Different types of material can be stained by different substances, and stain resistance is an important characteristic in modern textile engineering. Various laundry techniques exist to attempt to remove or minimize existing stains, and stain removers are an important type of chemical in laundry detergents. Some stand-alone stain removers also exist.
It is caused by the drying of a liquid or food.

Substances that may create stains

Fabrics

Stain removers

Stain Remover Origins

  • Zed
  • Goo Gone
  • Folex

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External links

blotch in German: Fleck (Verschmutzung)
blotch in French: Tache
blotch in Sicilian: Tacca
blotch in Simple English: Stain

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