Definition of blast:
- A flatulent disease of sheep.
- A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
- A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
- A violent gust of wind.
- 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.
- The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.
- The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast.
- The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.
- To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
- To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
- To confound by a loud blast or din.
- 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.
- To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
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- conflict (part of speech: verb)
- loudness (part of speech: noun)
- "Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet", Harold Leland Goodwin.
- "The Seaboard Parish, Complete", George MacDonald.
He no sooner stood right in front of the cave than a great blast of air knocked him off his feet and rolled him over thirty- three times and a half, and he would have rolled over thirty- four times even if a big log hadnÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ t been in the way.- "Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox", David Cory.