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blis·ter

 (blĭs′tər)
n.
1.
a. A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation.
b. A similar swelling on a plant.
2.
a. A raised bubble, as on a painted or laminated surface.
b. A rounded, bulging, usually transparent structure, such as one used for observation on certain aircraft or for display and protection of packaged products.
v. blis·tered, blis·ter·ing, blis·ters
v.tr.
1. To cause a blister to form on.
2. To reprove harshly.
v.intr.
To break out in or as if in blisters.

[Middle English, probably from Old French blestre, of Germanic origin.]

blis′ter·y adj.

blister

(ˈblɪstə)
n
1. (Pathology) a small bubble-like elevation of the skin filled with serum, produced as a reaction to a burn, mechanical irritation, etc
2. a swelling containing air or liquid, as on a painted surface
3. (Aeronautics) a transparent dome or any bulge on the fuselage of an aircraft, such as one used for observation
4. slang an irritating person
5. slang NZ a rebuke
vb
6. to have or cause to have blisters
7. (tr) to attack verbally with great scorn or sarcasm
[C13: from Old French blestre, probably from Middle Dutch bluyster blister; see blast]
ˈblistered adj
ˈblistery adj

blis•ter

(ˈblɪs tər)
n.
1. a thin vesicle on the skin containing watery matter or serum, as from a burn or other injury.
2. any similar swelling, as an air bubble in a coat of paint.
3. a transparent dome on the fuselage of an airplane.
4. the plastic overlay of a blister pack.
v.t.
5. to raise a blister on.
6. to subject to intense heat: Heat blistered the coast.
7. to criticize or rebuke severely.
v.i.
8. to become blistered.
[1250–1300; Middle English blister, blester < Old Norse blǣstri, dat. of blāstr swelling. See blast]
blis′ter•y, adj.

blister


Past participle: blistered
Gerund: blistering

Imperative
blister
blister
Present
I blister
you blister
he/she/it blisters
we blister
you blister
they blister
Preterite
I blistered
you blistered
he/she/it blistered
we blistered
you blistered
they blistered
Present Continuous
I am blistering
you are blistering
he/she/it is blistering
we are blistering
you are blistering
they are blistering
Present Perfect
I have blistered
you have blistered
he/she/it has blistered
we have blistered
you have blistered
they have blistered
Past Continuous
I was blistering
you were blistering
he/she/it was blistering
we were blistering
you were blistering
they were blistering
Past Perfect
I had blistered
you had blistered
he/she/it had blistered
we had blistered
you had blistered
they had blistered
Future
I will blister
you will blister
he/she/it will blister
we will blister
you will blister
they will blister
Future Perfect
I will have blistered
you will have blistered
he/she/it will have blistered
we will have blistered
you will have blistered
they will have blistered
Future Continuous
I will be blistering
you will be blistering
he/she/it will be blistering
we will be blistering
you will be blistering
they will be blistering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blistering
you have been blistering
he/she/it has been blistering
we have been blistering
you have been blistering
they have been blistering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blistering
you will have been blistering
he/she/it will have been blistering
we will have been blistering
you will have been blistering
they will have been blistering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blistering
you had been blistering
he/she/it had been blistering
we had been blistering
you had been blistering
they had been blistering
Conditional
I would blister
you would blister
he/she/it would blister
we would blister
you would blister
they would blister
Past Conditional
I would have blistered
you would have blistered
he/she/it would have blistered
we would have blistered
you would have blistered
they would have blistered

blister

A blister is a fluid-filled pocket within the epidermis (upper layer of the skin) or between the epidermis and dermis (lower layer of the skin). It can be caused by friction, burns, or some skin diseases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blister - a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)blister - a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
flaw, fault, defect - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
2.blister - (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skinblister - (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
3.blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluidblister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
water blister - blister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content
blood blister - blister containing blood or bloody serum usually caused by an injury
pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
Verb1.blister - get blisteredblister - get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
swell up, tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell - expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
blister - cause blisters to form on; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
2.blister - subject to harsh criticismblister - subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
3.blister - cause blisters to form onblister - cause blisters to form on; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
blister, vesicate - get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike"

blister

noun
1. sore, boil, swelling, cyst, pimple, wen, blain, carbuncle, pustule, bleb, furuncle (Pathology) The first sign of a blister is itching in the infected area.
verb
1. swell The affected skin turns red and may blister.

blister

verb
To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
Translations
بَثْرَةبَثْرَةٌ مائِيَّة، نَفْطَةٌبُقْعَةٌ صَغيرَةٌتَنَفَّطَ
puchýřbublin anadělat puchýře
vabelvableblæredanne vablerluftboble
rakkula
žulj
felhólyagzik
blaîra, vessabólabólavalda blöîrum á
水ぶくれ
물집
iškelti pūslesiškilti pūslėmis
pārklāties ar tulznām/pūslīšiempūslītistulzna
urobiť pľuzgier
žulj
plikžulj
blåsa
แผลพุพอง
fiskekabar makkabarcıkşişkinliksu topla mak
chỗ phồng da

blister

[ˈblɪstəʳ]
A. N (on skin) → ampolla f; (on paintwork) → burbuja f
B. VTampollar
C. VI [skin] → ampollarse; [paintwork] → formar burbujas
D. CPD blister pack Nenvase m en lámina al vacío

blister

[ˈblɪstər]
n
(on skin)ampoule f, cloque f
to come out in blisters → se couvrir de cloques, se couvrir d'ampoules
(on paintwork)boursouflure f, cloque f
vi [skin] → se couvrir de cloques, se couvrir d'ampoules
[paint] → se boursoufler, cloquer

blister

n (on skin, paint) → Blase f; (Aviat, for gun) → Bordwaffenstand m
vi (skin)Blasen bekommen; (paintwork, metal)Blasen werfen
vt skin, paintBlasen hervorrufen auf (+dat)

blister

[ˈblɪstəʳ]
1. n (on skin) → vescica; (of paint) → bolla
2. vt (skin) → far venire le vesciche a; (paint) → produrre delle bolle in
3. vi (skin) → coprirsi di bollicine; (paint) → formare delle bolle

blister

(ˈblistə) noun
1. a thin bubble on the skin, containing liquid. My feet have blisters after walking so far.
2. a similar spot on any surface. blisters on paintwork.
verb
to (cause to) rise in a blister or blisters.

blister

بَثْرَة puchýř vabel Wundblase φουσκάλα ampolla rakkula cloque žulj vescica 水ぶくれ 물집 blaar blemme pęcherz bolha волдырь blåsa แผลพุพอง sulu kabarcık chỗ phồng da 水泡

blis·ter

n. ampolla, vesícula, flictena;
vt. ampollar;
vr. ampollarse.

blister

n ampolla; blood — ampolla de sangre, ampolla que contiene sangre; fever — herpes m labial (form), fuego, calentura, erupción f en los labios (debida al herpes)
References in classic literature ?
It was one anchorite's pride to lie naked in the mud and let the insects bite him and blister him unmolested; it was another's to lean against a rock, all day long, conspicuous to the admiration of the throng of pilgrims and pray; it was another's to go naked and crawl around on all fours; it was another's to drag about with him, year in and year out, eighty pounds of iron; it was another's to never lie down when he slept, but to stand among the thorn-bushes and snore when there were pilgrims around to look; a woman, who had the white hair of age, and no other apparel, was black from crown to heel with forty-seven years of holy abstinence from water.
You can't SING "Above wonderfully there," because it simply won't go to the tune, without damaging the singer; but it is a most clingingly exact translation of DORT OBEN WUNDERBAR--fits it like a blister.
Well, I never see anything like that old blister for clean out-and-out cheek.
I remember one fellow who prided himself hugely upon a great oblong patch, placed high upon his back, and who always reminded me of a man with a blister of Spanish flies, stuck between his shoulders.
I thought with, may God forgive me, a most malicious smile, "every ten-gulden piece which the Grandmother staked must have raised a blister on the General's heart, and maddened De Griers, and driven Mlle.
said Harvey, for his hands were beginning to blister.
She has a blister on one of her heels, as large as a three-shilling piece.
Some men are praised maliciously, to their hurt, thereby to stir envy and jealousy towards them: pessimum genus inimicorum laudantium; insomuch as it was a proverb, amongst the Grecians, that he that was praised to his hurt, should have a push rise upon his nose; as we say, that a blister will rise upon one's tongue, that tells a lie.
I'll have a leaderette on him to-morrow that will raise a blister.
He'll be lucky if he ever gets up, blight and blister him
He spoke in the tone of entreaty and reproach that a carpenter uses to a gentleman who has picked up an ax: "We are used to it, but you, sir, will blister your hands.
He ordered her a blister and some steel mixture, and told her to go home and rest, giving her at the same time a note to Mrs.