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blight - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'blight' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blight [ n.]
- Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; -- applied as a general name to various injuries or diseases of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric influences.
- The act of blighting, or the state of being blighted; a withering or mildewing, or a stoppage of growth in the whole or a part of a plant, etc.
- That which frustrates one's plans or withers one's hopes; that which impairs or destroys.
- A downy species of aphis, or plant louse, destructive to fruit trees, infesting both the roots and branches; -- also applied to several other injurious insects.
- A rashlike eruption on the human skin.
2 . Blight [ v. i.]
- To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights.
3 . Blight [ v. t.]
- To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
- Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.

Meaning of 'blight' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . blight [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause to suffer a blight
Example in sentence:
  • Too much rain may blight the garden with mold