Blighting



Plant Pathology.

the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues.
a disease so characterized.

any cause of impairment, destruction, ruin, or frustration:
Extravagance was the blight of the family.
the state or result of being blighted or deteriorated; dilapidation; decay:
urban blight.
to cause to wither or decay; blast:
Frost blighted the crops.
to destroy; ruin; frustrate:
Illness blighted his hopes.
to suffer blight.
Historical Examples

Graustark George Barr McCutcheon
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Various
Between The Dark And The Daylight William Dean Howells
Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic Sidney L. Gulick
The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Washington and his Comrades in Arms George Wrong
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, December 1898 Various
How the Other Half Lives Jacob A. Riis

noun
any plant disease characterized by withering and shrivelling without rotting See also potato blight
any factor, such as bacterial attack or air pollution, that causes the symptoms of blight in plants
a person or thing that mars or prevents growth, improvement, or prosperity
an ugly urban district
the state or condition of being blighted or spoilt
verb
to cause or suffer a blight
(transitive) to frustrate or disappoint
(transitive) to spoil; destroy
n.
v.
blight
(blīt)

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