- 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
Example sentences from the Web for blight
The ruling will bring back attention to a scandal that blighted the final years of the reign of 76 year-old King Juan Carlos.Spanish Princess Likely To Face Corruption Charges|Tom Sykes|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Shelley circle was shockingly blighted by death in the period following the Geneva gathering.The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever|Emma Garman|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His wanderings through the blighted landscape are accompanied by thoughts of resurrection and renewal.Jeffrey Eugenides Hails Donald Antrim’s 'Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World'|Jeffrey Eugenides|June 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Could they have done more for their blighted communities than simply build personal fiefdoms and live large?How Will African-American Clergy React to Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Same-Sex Marriage?|Mansfield Frazier, Larry Durstin|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The result is that the district combines the blighted row houses of The Wire and horse country.5 Things to Watch in Maryland’s Republican Primary|Ben Jacobs|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How many blighted buds there are for every full-blown flower or ripened fruit!The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
The danger with long engagements is that they often do not end in matrimony, and in such a case a young girl's future is blighted.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
A vague hope brought me here, and I confess that, when I saw this hope blighted, my first thought was of revenge.
When the crop sprang up which he had himself helped to sow, he blighted it.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
Cloud, that hast revealed to us this young creature and her blighted hopes, close up again.