blight blight  /b ˈlaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting
  2. (n) a state or condition being blighted
  3. (v) cause to suffer a blight

Usage(s):

  1. Estimates on crop loss are unreliable, yet a severe outbreak of blight fungus in cabbage is ravaging farms and gardens.
  2. The hailstorm proved a blight for acres of standing crop.

News

  1. Ryan Responds to Blight Criticism

    Mayor Matt Ryan says his administration has made a significant dent against blight in Binghamton. Over the past few days, mayoral candidates have been talking about issue and how more needs to be done. Ryan says he has aggressively gone after millions of dollars of federal and state funds, including through the Restore New York program, so the City could tear down eyesores and rehab dilapidated ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: News Channel 34 Binghamton

  2. Fire blight attacks plants in rose family, such as pear trees

    Dear Neil: Every year, immediately after my pear tree stops blooming, the leaves at the tips of many of its branches turn coal black. What does that, and what can I do about it? That's a bacterial disease known as fire blight.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  3. Blight fighter battles doubters

    In February, Darin McLeskey, an engineer, was elated when a work crew from the newly-launched Detroit Blight authority cleared a 10-block tract of mostly abandoned homes and weeds in his neighborhood. Today, he says, the area is in some ways worse than it was a year ago.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit News

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Quotes

  1. Woolsey added that "It is not an exaggeration to say that such an action would set us back years in the war on terrorism," and that it would be "such an inhumane act" if he were not granted asylum that "it would constitute a blight on...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: James Woolsey Source: Worthy News

  2. "It's been a real blight on the community. We obviously want to see it taken down and taken down safely," Menin said. "We will continue to be vigilant about this."
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Julie Menin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's never going to be a unity ticket: A whole lot of people out there have raised objections and concerns," Rudd told Nine Network television on Sunday. "But I think this is a blight on the nation's soul. I think we need to act on it."
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

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