In NetHack, blessed items have stronger or more useful effects than the uncursed versions. For some items, the effects just last longer or work better; for example, a potion of gain ability adds one point to a random stat when quaffed, but a blessed potion of gain ability adds one to all stats when quaffed -- very useful. Some items should almost always be blessed before use, such as a scroll of genocide.

To bless an item, dip it in holy water.

Bless"ed (?), a.


Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.

O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet. Milton.


Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.

All generations shall call me blessed. Luke i. 48.

Towards England's blessed shore. Shak.


Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful.

"Then was a blessed time." "So blessed a disposition."



Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.

Reverenced like a blessed saint. Shak.

Cast out from God and blessed vision. Milton.

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Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.

Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free. R. D. Blackmore.


© Webster 1913.

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