blast

Part of speech: verb

To rend in pieces by explosion; wither, as by a wind; blight; shrivel; destroy; ruin; curse.

Part of speech: noun

A strong wind; strong artificial current as of air, steam, etc.

Part of speech: noun

The discharge of an explosive; a loud, sudden sound.

Part of speech: noun

A blight, or blighting influence.

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Usage examples "blast":

  1. And let the blast of the desert come! - "Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3", George Gilfillan.
  2. But what was he to do to warm himself, for the east wind with its chill blast pierced him through and through. - "Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen", Alexander Chodsko.
  3. The vials do not begin till the six trumpets have completed their blast and the seventh has sounded; and of the vials six must have been poured out already, so that there can be nothing remaining but the seventh, or the last. - "Rome, Turkey and Jerusalem", Edward Hoare.