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blight

Pronunciation: /blaɪt/

Translation of blight in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Agric] añublo (masculine); (loosely) peste (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Corn seed is generally treated with fungicides to prevent seed decays and seedling blights.
    • We have lost too many champions to Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight, and oak wilt.
    • Then in 1845 the harvest was wrecked by bad weather, and the first blights hit the Irish potato crop.
    1.2 (curse) plaga (feminine), cáncer (masculine) her mother's death cast a blight on her childhood la muerte de su madre ensombreció su infancia
    Example sentences
    • Fascism is a gross deformity on the once awe inspiringly superlative face of this earth, and such blights so easily make otherwise beautiful spectacles the ugliest of things.
    • He has been credited with turning the country around after several severe economic blights and in recent years for spearheading the introduction of policies to boost the country's economic competitiveness.
    • Nowadays, anyone with access to graphics software can readily modify digital images to remove such blights as red eye in flash photos or transport themselves from a crowded room to a pristine beach.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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