Blast Blast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blasting}.] 1. To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit-bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel. [1913 Webster]

Seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind. --Gen. xii. 6. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character. [1913 Webster]

I'll cross it, though it blast me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Blasted with excess of light. --T. Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. To confound by a loud blast or din. [1913 Webster]

Trumpeters, With brazen din blast you the city's ear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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