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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blast  \Blast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blasting}.] 
  1.  To  injure,  as  by  a  noxious  wind;  to  cause  to  wither;  to 
  stop  or  check  the  growth  of  and  prevent  from 
  fruit-bearing,  by  some  pernicious  influence;  to  blight;  to 
  shrivel. 
 
  Seven  thin  ears,  and  blasted  with  the  east  wind. 
  --Gen.  xii.  6. 
 
  2.  Hence  to  affect  with  some  sudden  violence,  plague, 
  calamity,  or  blighting  influence,  which  destroys  or  causes 
  to  fail  to  visit  with  a  curse;  to  curse;  to  ruin;  as  to 
  blast  pride,  hopes,  or  character. 
 
  I'll  cross  it  though  it  blast  me  --Shak. 
 
  Blasted  with  excess  of  light.  --T.  Gray. 
 
  3.  To  confound  by  a  loud  blast  or  din. 
 
  Trumpeters,  With  brazen  din  blast  you  the  city's 
  ear.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  rend  open  by  any  explosive  agent,  as  gunpowder, 
  dynamite,  etc.;  to  shatter;  as  to  blast  rocks. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blasting  \Blast"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  blast;  destruction  by  a  blast,  or  by  some  pernicious 
  cause 
 
  I  have  smitten  you  with  blasting  and  mildew.  --Amos 
  iv  9. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  process  of  one  who  or  that  which  blasts;  the 
  business  of  one  who  blasts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blasting 
  adj  1:  causing  injury  or  blight;  especially  affecting  with  sudden 
  violence  or  plague  or  ruin;  "the  blasting  effects  of 
  the  intense  cold  on  the  budding  fruit";  "the  blasting 
  force  of  the  wind  blowing  sharp  needles  of  sleet  in 
  our  faces";  "a  ruinous  war"  [syn:  {ruinous}] 
  2:  unpleasantly  loud  and  penetrating;  "the  blaring  noise  of 
  trumpets";  "shut  our  ears  against  the  blasting  music  from 
  his  car  radio"  [syn:  {blaring}] 




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