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Idioms about blast

    at full blast, at maximum capacity; at or with full volume or speed: The factory is going at full blast.Also full blast.

Origin of blast

First recorded before 1000; 1955–60 for def. 7a; Middle English (noun and verb); 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

synonym study for blast

1. See wind1.

OTHER WORDS FROM blast

blaster, nounblasty, adjective

Other definitions for blast (2 of 2)

-blast

a combining form meaning “bud, sprout,” “embryo,” “formative cells or cell layer,” used in the formation of compound words: ectoblast.

Origin of -blast

<Greek, combining form of blastós a bud, sprout
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How to use blast in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blast (1 of 2)

blast
/ (blɑːst) /

noun
interjection
slang an exclamation of annoyance (esp in phrases such as blast it! and blast him!)
verb
See also blastoff

Derived forms of blast

blaster, noun

Word Origin for blast

Old English blǣst, related to Old Norse blāstr

British Dictionary definitions for blast (2 of 2)

-blast

n combining form
(in biology) indicating an embryonic cell or formative layermesoblast

Word Origin for -blast

from Greek blastos bud
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Medical definitions for blast

-blast

suff.
An immature, embryonic stage in the development of cells or tissues:erythroblast.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with blast

blast

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