(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): destructive, ruinous

2. unpleasantly loud and penetrating

- shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio

Similar word(s): loud, blaring


1. A planned explosion, as in mining.

2. The act by which something is blasted, or blighted.


1. present participle of blast