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King James Dictionary
BL'AST, Literally, to strike. To make to wither by some pernicious influence, as too much heat or moisture, or other destructive cause or to check growth and prevent from coming to maturity and producing fruit to blight, as trees or plants.
1. To affect with some sudden violence,plague, calamity, or destructive influence, which destroys or causes to fail as, to blast pride or hopes. The figurative senses of this verb are taken from the blasting of plants, and all express the idea of checking growth, preventing maturity, impairing, injuring, destroying, or disappointing of the intended effect as, to blast credit, or reputation to blast designs.
2. To confound, or strike with force, by a loud blast or din.
3. To split rocks by an explosion of gun powder.
They did not stop to blast this ore.
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
Entry for 'Blast'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/b/blast.html.