Infect vs Blight - What's the difference?

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Infect is a synonym of blight.


In lang=en terms the difference between infect and blight

is that infect is to make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion while blight is to spoil or ruin (something).

As verbs the difference between infect and blight

is that infect is to bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen) while blight is to affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.

As an adjective infect

is (obsolete) infected.

As a noun blight is

any of many plant diseases causing damage to, or the death of, leaves, fruit or other parts.

infect

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To bring into contact with a substance that causes illness (a pathogen).
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  • To make somebody enthusiastic about one's own passion.
  • Antonyms

    * disinfect

    Derived terms

    * infection * infectible

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Infected.
  • * 1602 , , I. iii. 187:
  • And in the imitation of these twain, / Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns / With an imperial voice, many are infect .
    ----

    blight

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia blight)
  • any of many plant diseases causing damage to, or the death of, leaves, fruit or other parts
  • the bacterium, virus or fungus that causes such a condition
  • (by extension) anything that impedes growth or development or spoils any other aspect of life
  • Derived terms

    * alder blight * American blight * aphis-blight * apple blight * bean blight * beet blight * blight bird * blight canker * blight in the eye * blight-beetle * blighted * blighty * blister blight * cane blight * celery blight * chestnut blight * coffee blight * collar blight * early blight * fire blight, fireblight * frictional blight * functional blight * fusarium ear blight, fusarium head blight * green blight * halo blight * head blight * kernel blight * late blight * leaf blight * moth blight * needle blight * northern corn-leaf blight, northern leaf blight * oak blight * peach blight * pear blight * pine blight * planning blight * potato blight * rim blight * sandy blight * seedling blight * southern blight * Sphaeropsis blight * spinach blight * spur blight * stamen blight * stem blight * stripe blight * thread blight * tomato blight * twig blight * urban blight * walnut blight

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
  • * Woodward
  • [This vapour] blasts vegetables, blights corn and fruit, and is sometimes injurious even to man.
  • To suffer blight.
  • This vine never blights .
  • to spoil or ruin (something)
  • Those obscene tattoos are going to blight your job prospects.
  • * Byron
  • seared in heart and lone and blighted

    Derived terms

    * blighter * blighting * blightingly

    References