Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sudden strike or injury; a pernicious thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sudden stroke or injury produced by some destructive cause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Blast; a sudden stroke of some destructive cause.

Etymologies

blast (in the sense of something bad) + -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She thought of love as a fountain spring, a spring into which you could not both cast defilement and drink of waters undefiled; as an altar flame fed with incense lighting the darkness; and one could no more offend love with impurity, than cast the dung heap on the altar flame and not expect blastment.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

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