1. Blighted; withered.
Upon this blasted heath. --Shak.
2. Confounded; accursed; detestable.
Some of her own blasted gypsies. --Sir W. Scott.
3. Rent open by an explosive.
The blasted quarry thunders, heard remote. --Wordsworth.
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.
Seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind. --Gen. xii. 6.
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.
I'll cross it, though it blast me. --Shak.
Blasted with excess of light. --T. Gray.
3. To confound by a loud blast or din.
With brazen din blast you the city's ear. --Shak.
4. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
adj 1: made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare;
"a wasted landscape" [syn: desolate, desolated, devastated,
ravaged, ruined, wasted]
2: expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted
idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not
a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or
goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or
goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or
his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn:
blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned,
deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned,