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blight

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something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • the expanding urban sprawl is a blight on the countryside

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blight

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The first known use of blight was in 1578

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“Blight.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blight. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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