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blighting


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blight  \Blight\  (bl[imac]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blighted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Blighting}.]  [Perh.  contr.  from  AS 
  bl[=i]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 
  {Bleach},  {Bleak}.] 
  1.  To  affect  with  blight;  to  blast;  to  prevent  the  growth  and 
  fertility  of 
 
  [This  vapor]  blasts  vegetables,  blights  corn  and 
  fruit,  and  is  sometimes  injurious  even  to  man. 
  --Woodward. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blighting  \Blight"ing\,  a. 
  Causing  blight. 




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