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BLIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blight mean? 

BLIGHT (noun)
  The noun BLIGHT has 2 senses:

1. a state or condition being blighted
2. any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

  Familiarity information: BLIGHT used as a noun is rare.


BLIGHT (verb)
  The verb BLIGHT has 1 sense:

1. cause to suffer a blight

  Familiarity information: BLIGHT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLIGHT (noun)


Sense 1blight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state or condition being blighted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("blight" is a kind of...):

desolation; devastation (the state of being decayed or destroyed)


Sense 2blight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("blight" is a kind of...):

plant disease (a disease that affects plants)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blight"):

alder blight (a disease of alders caused by the woolly alder aphid (a plant louse))

peach blight (a disease of trees bearing drupes)

potato blight; potato disease; potato mildew; potato mold; potato murrain (a blight of potatoes)

rim blight (a disease of tea plants)

spinach blight (a disease of spinach plants)

spur blight (a disease of raspberries)

stem blight (a fungous blight attacking the stems of plants)

stripe blight (a disease of oats)

thread blight (a disease of tropical woody plants (cocoa or tea or citrus))

tomato blight; tomato yellows (a disease of tomato plants)

twig blight (a disease of the ends of twigs of woody plants)

leaf blight (any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant)

late blight (blight in which symptoms appear late in the growing season especially a disease of solanaceous plants caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans)

head blight (a blight of the heads of cereals)

apple blight; apple canker (a disease of apple trees)

beet blight (a disease of beet plants)

blister blight (a disease of tea plants)

blister blight (a disease of Scotch pines)

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

chestnut blight; chestnut canker; chestnut-bark disease (a disease of American chestnut trees)

coffee blight (a blight affecting the coffee plant)

collar blight (a disease affecting the trunks of pear and apple trees)

bean blight; halo blight; halo spot (a blight of bean plants)

halo blight (a blight affecting the leaves of oats and other grasses)

walnut blight (a disease of English walnut trees)


BLIGHT (verb)


Sense 1blight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to suffer a blight

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

blight; plague

Context example:

Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

Hypernyms (to "blight" is one way to...):

afflict; smite (cause pain or suffering in)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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