A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
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.
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.
To confound by a loud blast or din.
To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
a sudden very loud noise