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Verb: blister  blis-tu(r)
  1. Get blistered
    "Her feet blistered during the long hike";
    - vesicate
     
  2. Subject to harsh criticism
    "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday";
    - scald, whip
     
  3. Cause blisters to form on
    "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
Noun: blister  blis-tu(r)
  1. A flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
     
  2. (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
     
  3. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
    - bulla, bleb

Derived forms: blistering, blistered, blisters

Type of: alter, assail, assault, attack, change, cyst, defect, enation, fault, flaw, intumesce, lash out, modify, plant process, puff, round, snipe, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce, vesicle

Encyclopedia: Blister