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Definition of blanket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large cover, often made of wool, used especially on beds to keep people warm It's cold tonight—can I have another blanket? The baby was wrapped in a blanket. see also electric blanket
  2. 2[usually singular] blanket of something a thick layer or covering of something a blanket of fog/snow/clouds (figurative) The trial was conducted under a blanket of secrecy. see also wet blanket
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