What is Blighting?

Blighting definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Plant Pathology. the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues. a disease so characterized.

any cause of impairment, destruction, ruin, or frustration: Extravagance was the blight of the family.
the state or result of being blighted or deteriorated; dilapidation; decay: urban blight.

verb (used with object)
to cause to wither or decay; blast: Frost blighted the crops.
to destroy; ruin; frustrate: Illness blighted his hopes.

verb (used without object)
to suffer blight.

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