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blight

 (blīt)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues.
b. The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight.
2.
a. An agent or action that harms or ruins the value or success of something: "the heavy-handed, moralistic parenting that was the blight of the traditional family" (Theodore Roszack).
b. A condition or result of harmful or ruinous action: policies that lifted the city from economic blight.
v. blight·ed, blight·ing, blights
v.tr.
1. To cause (a plant, for example) to undergo blight.
2. To have a deleterious effect on; ruin. See Synonyms at blast.
v.intr.
To suffer blight.

[Origin unknown.]

blight

(blaɪt)
n
1. (Plant Pathology) any plant disease characterized by withering and shrivelling without rotting. See also potato blight
2. (Plant Pathology) any factor, such as bacterial attack or air pollution, that causes the symptoms of blight in plants
3. a person or thing that mars or prevents growth, improvement, or prosperity
4. an ugly urban district
5. the state or condition of being blighted or spoilt
vb
6. to cause or suffer a blight
7. (tr) to frustrate or disappoint
8. (tr) to spoil; destroy
[C17: perhaps related to Old English blǣce rash; compare bleach]

blight

(blaɪt)
n.
1.
a. the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues.
b. any of various plant diseases so characterized.
2. any cause of impairment or frustration.
3. the state or result of being deteriorated or ruined: urban blight.
v.t.
4. to cause to wither or decay.
5. to destroy; ruin; frustrate: Illness blighted her hopes.
v.i.
6. to suffer blight.
[1605–15; of uncertain orig.]

blight

(blīt)
1. Any of numerous plant diseases that cause leaves, stems, fruits, and tissues to wither and die. Rust, mildew, and smut are blights.
2. The bacterium, fungus, or virus that causes such a disease.

blight


Past participle: blighted
Gerund: blighting

Imperative
blight
blight
Present
I blight
you blight
he/she/it blights
we blight
you blight
they blight
Preterite
I blighted
you blighted
he/she/it blighted
we blighted
you blighted
they blighted
Present Continuous
I am blighting
you are blighting
he/she/it is blighting
we are blighting
you are blighting
they are blighting
Present Perfect
I have blighted
you have blighted
he/she/it has blighted
we have blighted
you have blighted
they have blighted
Past Continuous
I was blighting
you were blighting
he/she/it was blighting
we were blighting
you were blighting
they were blighting
Past Perfect
I had blighted
you had blighted
he/she/it had blighted
we had blighted
you had blighted
they had blighted
Future
I will blight
you will blight
he/she/it will blight
we will blight
you will blight
they will blight
Future Perfect
I will have blighted
you will have blighted
he/she/it will have blighted
we will have blighted
you will have blighted
they will have blighted
Future Continuous
I will be blighting
you will be blighting
he/she/it will be blighting
we will be blighting
you will be blighting
they will be blighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blighting
you have been blighting
he/she/it has been blighting
we have been blighting
you have been blighting
they have been blighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blighting
you will have been blighting
he/she/it will have been blighting
we will have been blighting
you will have been blighting
they will have been blighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blighting
you had been blighting
he/she/it had been blighting
we had been blighting
you had been blighting
they had been blighting
Conditional
I would blight
you would blight
he/she/it would blight
we would blight
you would blight
they would blight
Past Conditional
I would have blighted
you would have blighted
he/she/it would have blighted
we would have blighted
you would have blighted
they would have blighted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blight - a state or condition being blightedblight - a state or condition being blighted
desolation, devastation - the state of being decayed or destroyed
2.blight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rottingblight - any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
alder blight - a disease of alders caused by the woolly alder aphid (a plant louse)
apple blight, apple canker - a disease of apple trees
beet blight - a disease of beet plants
blister blight - a disease of tea plants
blister blight - a disease of Scotch pines
cane blight - a disease affecting the canes of various bush fruits (e.g., raspberries or currants)
chestnut blight, chestnut canker, chestnut-bark disease - a disease of American chestnut trees
coffee blight - a blight affecting the coffee plant
collar blight - a disease affecting the trunks of pear and apple trees
bean blight, halo spot, halo blight - a blight of bean plants
halo blight - a blight affecting the leaves of oats and other grasses
head blight - a blight of the heads of cereals
late blight - blight in which symptoms appear late in the growing season especially a disease of solanaceous plants caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans
leaf blight - any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant
peach blight - a disease of trees bearing drupes
rim blight - a disease of tea plants
spinach blight - a disease of spinach plants
spur blight - a disease of raspberries
stem blight - a fungous blight attacking the stems of plants
stripe blight - a disease of oats
thread blight - a disease of tropical woody plants (cacao or tea or citrus)
tomato blight, tomato yellows - a disease of tomato plants
twig blight - a disease of the ends of twigs of woody plants
walnut blight - a disease of English walnut trees
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
Verb1.blight - cause to suffer a blightblight - cause to suffer a blight; "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
afflict, smite - cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the plague"

blight

verb
1. frustrate, destroy, ruin, crush, mar, dash, wreck, spoil, scar, undo, mess up, annihilate, nullify, put a damper on families whose lives were blighted by unemployment

blight

verb
To spoil or destroy:
Translations
عاهَةٌ، آفَةٌ
plíseňsněť
pilataturmella
gróîurplága
miltrasa
plieseň

blight

[blaɪt]
A. N
1. (Bot) [of plants, cereals, fruit, trees] → roya f
2. (fig) → plaga f
urban blightdesertización f urbana
to cast a blight on or overarruinar
B. VT
1. (Bot) (= wither) → marchitar
2. (fig) (= spoil) → arruinar; (= frustrate) → frustrar; [+ urban scene] → desertizar

blight

[ˈblaɪt]
n
to be a blight on sth (= disgrace to) → être un fléau pour qch, être une plaie pour qch urban blight
(= disease) (in roses, cereals)rouille f; (in potatoes)mildiou m, brunissure f
vt
[+ career, life] → gâcher
[+ hopes] → anéantir, briser

blight

n
(on plants) → Braunfäule f
(fig) to be a blight on or upon somebody’s life/happinessjdm das Leben/jds Glück vergällen; these slums are a blight upon the citydiese Slums sind ein Schandfleck für die Stadt; scenes of urban blightverfallene Stadtteile; this poverty which is a blight upon our nationdie Armut, mit der unser Volk geschlagen ist
vt
plantszerstören
(fig) hopesvereiteln; sb’s career, future alsoverderben; to blight somebody’s lifejdm das Leben verderben

blight

[blaɪt]
1. n (Bot) malattia che fa avvizzire le piante (fig) → piaga
2. vt (plants) → far avvizzire (fig) (future, hopes) → rovinare, distruggere

blight

(blait) noun
a disease in plants that withers them. potato blight.
References in classic literature ?
Pages might yet be written to prove, from this illustrious example, the defects of human excellence; to show how easy it is for generous sentiments, high courtesy, and chivalrous courage to lose their influence beneath the chilling blight of selfishness, and to exhibit to the world a man who was great in all the minor attributes of character, but who was found wanting when it became necessary to prove how much principle is superior to policy.
A large portion of them, as the girl afterwards discovered, had blight or mildew at their hearts; but, viewed at a fair distance, the whole rosebush looked as if it had been brought from Eden that very summer, together with the mould in which it grew.
Such was his sense of power over this virgin soul, trusting him as she did, that the minister felt potent to blight all the field of innocence with but one wicked look, and develop all its opposite with but a word.
But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
Each must hie to her own home; wend you we might do all these journeys in one so brief life as He hath appointed that created life, and thereto death likewise with help of Adam, who by sin done through persuasion of his helpmeet, she being wrought upon and bewrayed by the beguilements of the great enemy of man, that serpent hight Satan, aforetime consecrated and set apart unto that evil work by over- mastering spite and envy begotten in his heart through fell ambitions that did blight and mildew a nature erst so white and pure whenso it hove with the shining multitudes its brethren-born in glade and shade of that fair heaven wherein all such as native be to that rich estate and --"
Pudd'nhead was still toiling in obscurity at the bottom of the ladder, under the blight of that unlucky remark which he had let fall twenty-three years before about the dog.
When full of flowers they would doubtless look pretty; but now, at the latter end of January, all was wintry blight and brown decay.
Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears: they'll blight you - they'll damn you.
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
Or," said Estella, " - which is a nearer case - if you had taught her, from the dawn of her intelligence, with your utmost energy and might, that there was such a thing as daylight, but that it was made to be her enemy and destroyer, and she must always turn against it, for it had blighted you and would else blight her; - if you had done this, and then, for a purpose, had wanted her to take naturally to the daylight and she could not do it, you would have been disappointed and angry?
A movement of compunction, helped by those small indefinable influences which every personal relation exerts on a pliant nature, had urged him into a secret marriage, which was a blight on his life.
Both he and Hubbard were attached to Bell primarily by sentiment, as Bell had removed the blight of dumbness from Sanders's little son, and was soon to marry Hubbard's daughter.