Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given in some parts of the United States to certain forms of urticaria or nettle-rash.

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blight.

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Examples

  • “Ted Bundy is one man who so clearly personifies the horror of these twin blights on our society— serial killing and the Republican Party.

    Think Progress » Zakaria: Rumsfeld ‘Seems In A Parallel Universe and Slightly Deranged’

  • In fact, almost all the best-known 'blights' and bladder-forming insects are aphides of one kind or another, affecting leaves, or stalks, or roots, or branches.

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  • Thank God there’d been a motorcade often or so cars and he’d just followed them—through the red lights, driving fast, flashing his blights, which is what you’re supposed to do as a cop when you’re in pursuit but don’t have a dashboard flasher.

    THE DEVIL’S TEARDROP

  • They're one of the blights addressed by "Let's Move," the major campaign against childhood obesity launched in 2010 by Michelle Obama.

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Education in the Desert

  • They're one of the blights addressed by "Let's Move," the major campaign against childhood obesity launched in 2010 by Michelle Obama.

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Education in the Desert

  • The Cube is even worse than Holding Out For A Hero with Gethin Jones which, fun-wise, is the televisual equivalent of bleaching teacups while staring at drizzle, listening to one of those Radio 4 mid-afternoon dramas about a harassed social worker coping with an anal fissure that blights her jazz-singing dreams, played by a home counties actress not talented enough to read out things in The Archers.

    The Cube: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • To sustain such financial numbers—and to pave the way for next summer's opening of a 12-acre Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure Park—Pixar and Disney, the animation studio's relatively new owner, needed a hard-sell crowd-pleaser with exactly the sort of high-octane action and high-decibel soundtrack that energizes—or blights, depending on your point of view—"Cars 2."

    Oy Story: 'Cars 2' Is a Dollar-Driven Edsel

  • They're one of the blights addressed by "Let's Move," the major campaign against childhood obesity launched in 2010 by Michelle Obama.

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Education in the Desert

  • The test of the big society initiative will be the extent to which more people come together voluntarily to address the broken society that blights some of our towns and cities.

    Letters: Groundhog Day for the Conservatives' big society

  • Berkoff's version should be suitably muscular as it tears away the rhetoric that so often blights the play to reveal the real tragedy of a man who sees but who cannot see the truth.

    This week's new theatre

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