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Definition of Blight


  1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
  2. Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.
  3. To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. That which frustrates one's plans or withers one's hopes; that which impairs or destroys.
  7. 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.
  8. A rashlike eruption on the human skin.
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Blight Translations

blight in French is mildiou
blight in German is vereiteln
blight in Spanish is quemadura