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Noun: blister  blis-tu(r)
  1. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid, caused by rubbing or friction
    "new shoes often give me blisters";
    - bulla, bleb
  2. A flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
  3. (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
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 [informal], scorch
  3. Cause blisters to form on
    "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"

Derived forms: blistering, blisters, blistered

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