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English definition of “blanket”

blanket

noun [C] uk   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/ us  
A2 a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed

blanket

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/ us  
including or affecting everything, everyone, or all cases, in a large group or area: a blanket ban "Man", as a blanket term for both men and women, is now considered sexist.

blanket

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/ literary us  
to cover something completely with a thick layer: Outside the fields were blanketed in fog.
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