Meaning of “blight” in the English Dictionary

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blightnoun [ C/U ]

us /blɑɪt/

something that spoils or destroys or causes damage:

[ U ] The city stopped urban blight by rebuilding neighborhoods.

biology A blight is also any of various deadly diseases in plants.

verb [ T ] us /blɑɪt/

Poverty and disease blighted their lives.

(Definition of “blight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)