Definitions of blast

  1. To rend in pieces by explosion; wither, as by a wind; blight; shrivel; destroy; ruin; curse.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To confound by a loud blast or din.
  5. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
  6. To injure; cause to fade or wither by some evil influence; to ruin or destroy; to break open or shatter by any explosive agent.
  7. To strike with some pernicious influence, to blight: to affect with sudden violence or calamity: to rend asunder with gun powder.
  8. To strike with some pernicious influence; to blight; to rend with gunpowder, etc.
  9. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
  10. To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
  11. make a strident sound; " She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
  12. use explosives on; " The enemy has been shelling us all day"
  13. To strike with and make to wither under some pernicious influence; to blight; to ruin; to strike with terror or calamity; to split rocks with gunpowder. See Blow.
  14. To cause to wither; to blight; to affect with a sudden calamity; to destroy; to confound; to split rocks by gunpowder.
  15. an explosion ( as of dynamite)
  16. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; " we had a good time at the party"; " celebrating after the game was a blast"
  17. A violent gust of wind.
  18. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
  19. The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast.
  20. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.
  21. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
  22. The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.
  23. A flatulent disease of sheep.
  24. A violent or sudden gust of wind; a forcible stream of air from an opening; as, a blast of heat comes from the opened furnace door; the sound produced by blowing a wind- instrument; any sudden harmful influence, as a blight; the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc., in rending or removing rocks, or the charge so used.
  25. A blowing or gust of wind: a forcible stream of air: sound of a wind instrument: an explosion of gun powder: anything pernicious.
  26. A gust or forcible current of wind; sound of a wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder, etc.; a pernicious influence.
  27. A strong wind; strong artificial current as of air, steam, etc.
  28. The discharge of an explosive; a loud, sudden sound.
  29. A blight, or blighting influence.
  30. A violent gust of wind; a forcible stream of air, or the sound made by blowing any wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder in splitting rocks, or of inflammable air in a mine; air introduced into a furnace artificially; any pernicious or destructive influence upon animals or plants; a blight; a flatulent disease in sheep.
  31. Blassed.
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