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Noun
That which ruins the look or presentation of something
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“Wherever you go in the world, plastic bags appear as a terrible blight on the landscape.”
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A thing that spoils, damages, or brings ruin to something
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“Such crime is a blight on society, and every effort must be undertaken to eradicate it.”
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A disease, typically one that infects plants
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“The crop was found to be severely infected by a blight resulting in pre-mature defoliation.”
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The process of organic decay or rotting
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A great and sudden disaster or misfortune
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Energetic earthiness
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Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
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Physical defilement
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A state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
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A shameful act or quality that damages an otherwise good character or reputation
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A magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil
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The state or quality of being gelid
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A shortcoming or weakness
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A destructive fungal disease of apple and other trees that results in damage to the bark
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A sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something
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A microorganism, especially one which causes disease
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To have a severely detrimental effect on
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“Some people complain that wind farms blight the landscape.”
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To cause to wither or shrivel due to disease or illness, typically of plants
“Occasionally, they would take to the air to kill people with their knifelike talons and blight the crops with poisonous excrement.”
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To tarnish or dirty with contaminants or something undesirable
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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To weaken, harm or bring shame to
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To cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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