- blast injury,
- blast lamp,
- blast off,
- blast wave,
- blast-furnace cement,
- blasting gelatin
Origin of blasted
- air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion.
- a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.
- a draft thus increased.
- a party or riotously good time: Did we have a blast last night!
- something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment; thrill; treat: My new electronic game is a blast.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
Origin of blast
Examples from the Web for blasted
Abarca blasted him in the face and the chest with a shotgun.
Margaret, in the blasted shock of sudden loss, sold most of her possessions and moved to Florida.
It would have been worse than Lucy yanking away that blasted football for the umpteenth time.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened|Robert Silverman|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The year before, Russell blasted Barack Obama for saying that troops should be withdrawn from Iraq.
She also blasted the spate of “Katherine Heigl-y type things where women…have no reason to exist other than to get a guy.”‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy|Marlow Stern|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They walk amid desecrated affections, insulted virtue, and blasted hopes.My Bondage and My Freedom|Frederick Douglass
"Just th' other side of this blasted desert: anywhere where there's water," responded Hopalong, enthusiastically.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|Clarence Edward Mulford
I see I have made another of the mistakes which have blasted my existence.The Lost Middy|George Manville Fenn
Even the grass and weeds had been destroyed and blasted by the bursting of innumerable shells.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
Conscious of many broken hearts and blasted hopes, is the home of the Tresilyans of Tresilyan.Sword and Gown|George A. Lawrence
adjective, adverb (prenominal)
- the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc
- a wave of overpressure caused by an explosion; shock wave
Word Origin for blast
"stricken by malignant forces (natural or supernatural), cursed, blighted," 1550s, from blast (v.), with the notion of "balefully breathed upon." In the sense of "cursed, damned" it is attested from 1680s. Meaning "drunk or stoned" dates from 1972 (blast (v.) "smoke marijuana" attested from 1959).
Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.
Old English blæstan "to blow, belch forth," from the root of blast (n.). Since 16c., often "to breathe on balefully." Meaning "to blow up by explosion" is from 1758. Related: Blasted; blasting. Blast off (n.) is attested from 1950.
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast