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blight

noun uk   /blaɪt/ us  
[U] a disease that damages and kills plants [S or U] something that spoils or has a very bad effect on something, often for a long time: His arrival cast a blight on the wedding day.

blight

verb [T] uk   /blaɪt/ us  
to spoil something: A broken leg blighted her chances of winning the championship.
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