blight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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blightnoun

uk   us   /blaɪt/
[U] a ​disease that ​damages and ​killsplants [S or U] something that ​spoils or has a very ​badeffect on something, often for a ​longtime: His ​arrival cast a blight on the ​weddingday.

blightverb [T]

uk   us   /blaɪt/
to ​spoil something: A ​brokenleg blighted her chances of ​winning the ​championship.
(Definition of blight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blightnoun [C/U]

 us   /blɑɪt/
something that ​spoils or ​destroys or ​causesdamage: [U] The ​citystoppedurban blight by ​rebuilding neighborhoods. biology A blight is also any of ​variousdeadlydiseases in ​plants.
blight
verb [T]  us   /blɑɪt/
Poverty and ​disease blighted ​theirlives.
(Definition of blight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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