blighted

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adjective blight·ed \ˈblī-təd\

Definition of blighted

  1. 1 botany :  affected with blight (see 1blight 1) a blighted plant This pathogen causes blighted flowers, heavy leaf spotting, and the death of young, green shoots. — Elsie Cox

  2. 2 :  in a badly damaged or deteriorated condition a blighted landscape a blighted city … the physicians who work here in some of the nation's most blighted neighborhoods … — Malcolm Gladwell

  3. 3 :  made ineffectual :  defeated or frustrated blighted dreams At every point we are confronted with shattered promises, blighted hopes, irreconcilable dilemmas, good intentions gone astray … — Gertrude Himmelfarb

First Known Use of blighted

1665



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