[blas-tid, blah-stid]


withered; shriveled; blighted; ruined.
damned; confounded: This blasted pen leaked all over my shirt.

Nearby words

  1. blast injury,
  2. blast lamp,
  3. blast off,
  4. blast wave,
  5. blast-furnace cement,
  6. blastema,
  7. blastematic,
  8. blastemic,
  9. blasting,
  10. blasting gelatin

Origin of blasted

1545–55; blast (v.) + -ed2

Related formsun·blast·ed, adjective


[blast, blahst]


a sudden and violent gust of wind: Wintry blasts chilled us to the marrow.
the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.: One blast of the siren was enough to clear the street.
a loud, sudden sound or noise: The radio let out an awful blast before I could turn it off.
a forcible stream of air from the mouth, bellows, or the like.
  1. air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion.
  2. a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.
  3. a draft thus increased.
a forceful or explosive throw, hit, etc.: a blast down the third-base line.
  1. a party or riotously good time: Did we have a blast last night!
  2. something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment; thrill; treat: My new electronic game is a blast.
a vigorous outburst of criticism; attack.
Mining, Civil Engineering. the charge of dynamite or other explosive used at one firing in blasting operations.
the act of exploding; explosion: Some say the blast was in the next county.
any pernicious or destructive influence, especially on animals or plants; a blight.
the sudden death of buds, flowers, or young fruit.

verb (used with object)

to make a loud noise on; blow (a trumpet, automobile horn, etc.): He blasted his horn irritably at every car in his way.
to cause to shrivel or wither; blight.
to affect with any pernicious influence; ruin; destroy: Failure in the exam blasted her hopes for college. It was an indiscretion that blasted his good reputation.
to break up or dislodge (a tree stump, rock, etc.): Their explosives were inadequate to blast the granite.
to make, form, open up, etc., by blasting: to blast a tunnel through a mountain.
to show to be false, unreliable, etc.; discredit: His facts soundly blasted the new evidence.
Informal. to curse; damn (usually followed by it or an object): Blast it, there's the phone again! Blast the time, we've got to finish this work.
to censure or criticize vigorously; denounce: In his campaign speech he really blasts the other party.
to hit or propel with great force: He blasted a homer that tied the game. They were blasted into outer space.
to shoot: The terrorists blasted him down.

verb (used without object)

to produce a loud, blaring sound: The trumpets blasted as the overture began. His voice blasted until the microphone was turned down.
to shoot: He whipped out his revolver and started blasting.
Slang. to take narcotics.

Verb Phrases

blast off,
  1. (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
  2. (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.

Origin of blast

before 1000; 1955–60 for def 7a; Middle English (noun and v.); Old English blǣst (noun) a blowing; akin to Old Norse blāstr, Old High German blāst (derivative of blāsan, cognate with Gothic ufblēsan, Old Norse blāsa). See blow2

1. squall, gale, blow, storm. See wind1. 2. blare, screech. 11. discharge, outburst. 16. annihilate.

Related formsblast·er, nounblast·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blasted

British Dictionary definitions for blasted



blighted or withered

adjective, adverb (prenominal)

slang (intensifier)a blasted idiot



an explosion, as of dynamite
  1. the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc
  2. a wave of overpressure caused by an explosion; shock wave
the charge of explosive used in a single explosion
a sudden strong gust of wind or air
a sudden loud sound, as of a trumpet
a violent verbal outburst, as of criticism
a forcible jet or stream of air, esp one used to intensify the heating effect of a furnace, increase the draught in a steam engine, or break up coal at a coalface
any of several diseases of plants and animals, esp one producing withering in plants
US slang a very enjoyable or thrilling experiencethe party was a blast
full blast or at full blast at maximum speed, volume, etc


slang an exclamation of annoyance (esp in phrases such as blast it! and blast him!)


to destroy or blow up with explosives, shells, etc
to make or cause to make a loud harsh noise
(tr) to remove, open, etc, by an explosionto blast a hole in a wall
(tr) to ruin; shatterthe rain blasted our plans for a picnic
to wither or cause to wither; blight or be blighted
to criticize severely
to shoot or shoot athe blasted the hat off her head; he blasted away at the trees
See also blastoff

Derived Formsblaster, noun

Word Origin for blast

Old English blǣst, related to Old Norse blāstr

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Word Origin and History for blasted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with blasted


In addition to the idiom beginning with blast

  • blast off

also see:

  • full blast
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