blastment

blastment

(ˈblɑːstmənt)
n
shrivelling up due to something in the air
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But why does man Regard religiously this tract Cadaverous and under ban Of blastment? Nay, recall the fact That in the pagan era old When bolts, deemed Jove's, tore up the mound, Great stones the simple peasant rolled And built a wall about the gap Deemed hallowed by the thunder-clap.
What in other plays is described as the power of love to stamp or impress a young woman's heart becomes, for Laertes warning Ophelia against Hamlet, "contagious blastments" (1.3.42).