- the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues.
- a disease so characterized.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of blight
OTHER WORDS FROM blightblight·ing·ly, adverbun·blight·ed, adjectiveun·blight·ed·ly, adverbun·blight·ed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for blight
The state holds an annual peach festival, even though it ceased to be the nation’s largest peach producer, due to a blight, more than a century ago.
The new variety has fewer diseases, including northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot, maize streak virus, and maize lethal necrosis, a viral disease that was a big problem for us when it broke out in 2011.How hybrid maize helps farmers get through dry spells|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Neighborhoods and commercial areas deprived of pedestrian traffic are more vulnerable to urban blight and street and property crime.Myths and Shame Shouldn’t Guide Cannabis Regulations|John Bertsch|September 8, 2020|Voice of San Diego
For the uninitiated, the film is set on a future Earth whose crops (save corn) have been wiped out by a mysterious blight.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was part of the attraction to the project shining a light in this bizarre blight on America?
She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.
In the process, he captured the true spirit of Detroit and its people, all bankruptcy, crime, and urban blight aside.
Increasingly, cities long left to rot are rising from the ashes of blight as they try to become shining examples of new urbanism.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas|Sarah Kunst|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is still mademoiselle, with her new-formed friends in Paris—may a pestilence blight them all!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The country around Llangollen was beautiful, but the memory of the hotel leaves a blight over all.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Tokyo might fall under the blight of progress, but Kano would hold to the traditions of his race.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Is not one bitter trouble sufficient to blight all of a sudden the most peaceful and happy life?Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Out in the vegetable area there were first cutworms and then drought and potato blight to be contended with.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton