[ UK /blˈa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈbɫaɪt/ ]
  1. a state or condition being blighted
  2. any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
  1. cause to suffer a blight
    Too much rain may blight the garden with mold
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How To Use blight In A Sentence

  • Airport noise and pollution blight many lives. The Sun
  • The apple trees were blighted by frost.
  • Almost all areas are blighted by misbehaving youths at night. Times, Sunday Times
  • The word blighting here, noted as unsuitable by Rossetti, is cancelled in the Bodleian manuscript (Locock). The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • All over Europe, the fringes of suburbia are blighted by the dreary apparatus of industry - undecorated sheds and dour offices in glum lots girdled by sterile acres of parking.
  • There is only so long you can ignore that kind of behaviour, even knowing that the little blighter has a bowl filled to the brim with tasty kitty treats in the kitchen.
  • Political bias - raw and wicked - blights American newspapers and TV news.
  • Twitter in an attempt to exert discipline at the end of a year that has been blighted by rebellion within the side and allegations of match-fixing. Times, Sunday Times
  • The most common diseases are verticillium wilt and phomopsis blight.
  • She was blighted by respiratory illness and memory blanks. Times, Sunday Times
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