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  1. Plant Pathology. affected with blight, a disease or condition characterized by the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues: Small, black fungal fruiting bodies form on the blighted twigs and produce infective spores.

  2. dilapidated or deteriorated: They saw the potential for the blighted building to provide affordable housing once renovated, and took on the project.

  1. (of a region, city, area, etc.) not flourishing; stagnant, run-down, socially depressed, etc.: A new fitness center and natural foods market are replacing a blighted corner with jobs, economic activity, and healthier lifestyles.

  2. ruined or marred: The people who forget their past are condemned to a blighted future.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of blight.

Origin of blighted

blight + -ed2 for defs. 1, 2, 4; blight + -ed3 for def. 3; blight + -ed1 for def. 5

Other words from blighted

  • un·blight·ed, adjective
  • un·blight·ed·ly, adverb
  • un·blight·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby blighted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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