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Definition of Blight

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.

Blight Quotations

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
George Eliot

We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice. Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives.
Charles Hamilton Houston

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.
John Millington Synge

I love better to count time from spring to spring; it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year by blossoms than by blight.
Donald G. Mitchell

A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected directed child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.
George Muller
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Blight Translations

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

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