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Definition of blight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blight

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//blaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blight
BrE BrE//blaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blaɪt//
 
he / she / it blights
BrE BrE//blaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blaɪts//
 
past simple blighted
BrE BrE//ˈblaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪtɪd//
 
past participle blighted
BrE BrE//ˈblaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form blighting
BrE BrE//ˈblaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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blight something to spoil or damage something, especially by causing a lot of problems His career has been blighted by injuries. an area blighted by unemployment Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting inflammation of the skin): of unknown origin.
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