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{adj: blasting, ruinous} 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"

{adj: blighted, spoilt} affected by blight--anything that mars or events growth or prosperity
"a blighted rose"
"blighted urban districts"

{adj: epiphytotic} (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area
"an epiphytotic blight of potatoes"
"epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture"

{n: Phytophthora infestans} fungus causing late blight in solanaceous plants especially tomatoes and potatoes

{n: alder blight} a disease of alders caused by the woolly alder aphid (a plant louse)

{n: apple blight, apple canker} a disease of apple trees

{n: beet blight} a disease of beet plants

{n: blight canker} a phase of fire blight in which cankers appear

{n: blight} a state or condition being blighted

{n: blight} any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

{n: blister blight} a disease of Scotch pines

{n: blister blight} a disease of tea plants

{n: cane blight} a disease affecting the canes of various bush fruits (e.g., raspberries or currants)

{n: celery blight} a fungous leaf spot disease of the celery plant

{n: chestnut blight, chestnut canker, chestnut-bark disease} a disease of American chestnut trees

{n: coffee blight} a blight affecting the coffee plant

{n: collar blight} a disease affecting the trunks of pear and apple trees

{n: fire blight, pear blight} a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees

{n: halo blight, halo spot, bean blight} a blight of bean plants

{n: halo blight} a blight affecting the leaves of oats and other grasses

{n: head blight} a blight of the heads of cereals

{n: late blight} blight in which symptoms appear late in the growing season especially a disease of solanaceous plants caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans

{n: laying on} the act of contacting something with your hand
"peonies can be blighted by the laying on of a finger"

{n: leaf blight} any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant

{n: makeover} a complete reconstruction and renovation of something
"the blighted neighborhood underwent a total makeover"

{n: needle blight, needle cast, leaf cast} a disease of conifers causing the needles to fall

{n: oak blight} a black plant louse that lives on oaks and dogwoods

{n: peach blight} a disease of trees bearing drupes

{n: potato blight, potato mold, potato disease, potato mildew, potato murrain} a blight of potatoes

{n: redevelopment authority} a public administrative unit given responsibility for the renovation of blighted urban areas

{n: rim blight} a disease of tea plants

{n: spinach blight} a disease of spinach plants

{n: spur blight} a disease of raspberries

{n: stem blight} a fungous blight attacking the stems of plants

{n: stripe blight} a disease of oats

{n: the Irish Famine, the Great Hunger, the Great Starvation, the Great Calamity} a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)

{n: thread blight} a disease of tropical woody plants (cocoa or tea or citrus)

{n: tomato blight, tomato yellows} a disease of tomato plants

{n: twig blight} a disease of the ends of twigs of woody plants

{n: walnut blight} a disease of English walnut trees

{n: woolly apple aphid, American blight, Eriosoma lanigerum} primarily a bark feeder on aerial parts and roots of apple and other trees

{v: blight, plague} cause to suffer a blight
"Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"


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