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Definition of "blighted" []

  • Any plant disease characterized by withering and shrivelling without rotting (noun)
  • Any factor, such as bacterial attack or air pollution, that causes the symptoms of blight in plants (noun)
  • A person or thing that mars or prevents growth, improvement, or prosperity (noun)
  • An ugly urban district (noun)
  • The state or condition of being blighted or spoilt (noun)
  • To cause or suffer a blight (verb)
  • To frustrate or disappoint (verb)
  • To spoil; destroy (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of blight. (verb)

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  • Having suffered a blight (adjective)
  • Having caused to suffer a blight (adjective)
  • Ruined, spoiled (adjective)

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Use "blighted" in a sentence
  • "They even want to cross I-405 into the Lair Hill Historic District, call it "blighted" and extend the campus south and build student housing with all kinds of taxpayer subsidies."
  • "The only neighborhood featuring a strip club that I would consider to be even approaching 'blighted' is Victory Drive in Columbus, GA."
  • "More officers on the ground may help curb antisocial behaviour on Saturday nights and in blighted housing estates, but this is a problem with several deep roots – poverty, truancy, failure of parental control, the lack of things to do and chaos and violence in the home."