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Adjective: blistering  blis-tu-ring
  1. Harsh or corrosive in tone
    "blistering criticism";
    - acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, caustic, sulfurous [N. Amer], sulphurous [Brit, Cdn], virulent, vitriolic, acidulous, sulphureous [Brit]
  2. Hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
    "blistering sun";
    - blistery
  3. Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
    "a blistering pace";
    - hot, red-hot
Noun: blistering  blis-tu-ring
  1. The formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    - vesiculation, vesication
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, scorch
  3. Cause blisters to form on
    "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"

See also: fast, hot, unpleasant

Type of: alter, assail, assault, attack, biological process, change, intumesce, lash out, modify, organic process, puff, round, snipe, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce

Encyclopedia: Blistering