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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Blight \Blight\ (bl[imac]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blighted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Blighting.] [Perh. contr. from AS.
bl[imac]cettan to glitter, fr. the same root as E. bleak. The
meaning "to blight" comes in that case from to glitter,
hence, to be white or pale, grow pale, make pale, bleach. Cf.
1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and
[This vapor] blasts vegetables, blights corn and
fruit, and is sometimes injurious even to man.
2. Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar
essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.
Seared in heart and lone and blighted. --Byron.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth
or prosperity; "a blighted rose"; "blighted urban
districts" [syn: blighted, spoilt]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "blighted":
absolute, ausgespielt, baffled, balked, bankrupt, betrayed, bilked,
blasted, blessed, blown, botched, broken, chapfallen, confounded,
crestfallen, crossed, crushed, cursed, cussed, damnable, dashed,
defeated, desolated, despoiled, destroyed, devastated,
disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, done for,
done in, down-and-out, downright, execrable, fallen, finished,
flyblown, foiled, frowsty, frowsy, frowzy, frustrated, fusty,
gone to pot, gross, ill done-by, ill-served, in ruins, infernal,
irremediable, kaput, let down, maggoty, marred, mildewed,
moldering, moldy, moth-eaten, musty, out of countenance,
out-and-out, overthrown, rank, ravaged, regretful, ruined, ruinous,
smutted, smutty, sorely disappointed, soured, spoiled, spoilt,
straight-out, thwarted, undone, unmitigated, wasted, weevily,
worm-eaten, wormy, wrecked
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