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Noun
Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
“… the expanding urban sprawl is a blight on the countryside.”
Noun
A plant disease, typically one caused by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts
“As with other small fruits, Botrytis primarily affects ripening fruit, although under certain circumstances the fungus can cause stem blight as well.”
Noun
A thing that spoils or damages something
“Urban blight and unacceptable poverty.”
Verb
Have a severely detrimental effect on
“Some people complain that wind farms blight the landscape.”
Verb
To affect with blight
“Occasionally they would take to the air to kill people with their knifelike talons and blight the crops with poisonous excrement.”
Verb
To spoil or ruin (something)
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