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4 definitions found
 for Blasting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind.
                                                    --Gen. xii. 6.
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     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.
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              I'll cross it, though it blast me.    --Shak.
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              Blasted with excess of light.         --T. Gray.
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     3. To confound by a loud blast or din.
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              Trumpeters,
              With brazen din blast you the city's ear. --Shak.
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     4. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder,
        dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blasting \Blast"ing\, n.
     1. A blast; destruction by a blast, or by some pernicious
        cause.
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              I have smitten you with blasting and mildew. --Amos
                                                    iv. 9.
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     2. The act or process of one who, or that which, blasts; the
        business of one who blasts.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blasting
      adj 1: causing injury or blight; especially affecting with
             sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects
             of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting
             force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our
             faces"; "a ruinous war" [syn: blasting, ruinous]
      2: unpleasantly loud and penetrating; "the blaring noise of
         trumpets"; "shut our ears against the blasting music from his
         car radio" [syn: blaring, blasting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "blasting":
     atmospherics, banging, blaring, blind spot, bursting, cracking,
     crashing, crawling, creeping, drift, exploding, explosive,
     fade-out, fading, flapping, interference, knocking, noise, popping,
     rapping, reception, slapping, slatting, static, tapping
  
  

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