Blight is a word that is used to describe something that is harmful or destructive. It can refer to anything from a plant to a city.

  • The blight caused by the pollution is destroying the crops.

  • The blight caused by the war is destroying the city.

Definition of blight


cause to suffer a blight




any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting


a state or condition being blighted

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Example Sentences for blight

  • 1

    Kats grew very slowly and was blighted by the plagues of 1603 to 1605 and 1650.

  • 2

    Is it the blight or the starvation and deaths

  • 3

    There is a medication to cure blight.

  • 4

    The blight was only one of the factors.

  • 5

    The neighborhood is now badly blighted.

  • 6

    Anger is the evil genius and blight of the intellect.

  • 7

    It seems the sport's been blighted that way.

  • 8

    The neighborhood is one of the most blighted in the city.

  • 9

    Much of his time as player was blighted by injury.

  • 10

    In the Highlands, in 1846, potato crops were blighted.