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blear

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verb \ˈblir\

Definition of blear

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make (the eyes) sore or watery

  3. 2 :  dim, blur

Examples of blear in a sentence

  1. her image was bleared, as if I were staring at it through a watery lens

Origin and Etymology of blear

Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer-oged bleary-eyed


First Known Use: 14th century


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blear

adjective

Definition of blear

  1. 1 :  dim with water or tears

  2. 2 :  obscure to the view or imagination

Examples of blear in a sentence

  1. I can't describe him; all I saw was a blear figure for an instant.

14th Century

First Known Use of blear

14th century


Medical Dictionary

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blear

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transitive verb \ˈbli(ə)r\

Medical Definition of blear

  1. :  to make (the eyes) sore or watery


2

blear

adjective

Medical Definition of blear

  1. :  dim with water or tears

blear–eyed

\-ˈīd\play adjective


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