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blight

blight

 
pronunciation:
blaIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plant disease characterized by rapid destruction of parts or all of a plant.
Potato blight caused a great famine in Ireland in the mid-1800s.
similar words:
disease, rot
definition 2: any such malignant condition or force.
They've been living with the blight of industrial pollution for years.
synonyms:
devastation, ravages, scourge
similar words:
affliction, bane, cancer, canker, corruption, decay, disease, infliction, pestilence, plague, poison
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blighted, blighting, blights
definition 1: to act upon with blight.
Insects blighted the garden.
synonyms:
devastate, ravage, wither
similar words:
afflict, decay, infest
definition 2: to ruin, frustrate, or destroy.
Lack of funds blighted his plans.
synonyms:
blast, destroy, devastate, frustrate, ravage, ruin, spoil
similar words:
dash, kill, poison, wither
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become affected by blight.
The crops blighted.
similar words:
decay, die, mildew, rot, shrivel, spoil, wither
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derivation: blightingly (adv.)
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