blistering


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blis·ter·ing

 (blĭs′tər-ĭng)
adj.
1. Intensely hot: a blistering sun.
2. Harsh; severe: blistering criticism.
3. Very rapid: a blistering pace.
4. Producing a blister or blisters: a blistering agent.

blis′ter·ing·ly adv.

blistering

(ˈblɪstərɪŋ; -trɪŋ)
adj
1. (of weather) extremely hot
2. (of criticism) extremely harsh
ˈblisteringly adv

blis•ter•ing

(ˈblɪs tər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. causing blisters.
2. (esp. of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
3. very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.
[1555–65]
blis′ter•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blistering - the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skinblistering - the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Adj.1.blistering - harsh or corrosive in toneblistering - harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.blistering - hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blistersblistering - hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering sun"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
3.blistering - very fastblistering - very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

blistering

adjective
1. hot, boiling, baking, flaming, tropical, roasting, searing, scorching, sizzling, very hot, sweltering, scalding, like a furnace or an oven a blistering summer day
hot freezing, arctic, icy
3. very fast, flying, rapid, swift, speedy, precipitate, breakneck She set a blistering pace to take the lead.

blistering

adjective
Translations

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] ADJ
1. [heat etc] → abrasador
2. [criticism] → feroz, devastador
3. [pace, speed] → frenético

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] adj
(= very hot) [heat, summer] → torride; [sun] → brûlant(e); [day] → torride, de canicule
(= angry) [remark, attack] → cinglant(e)
(= very fast) [pace] → foudroyant(e)

blistering

adj
heat, sunglühend; pacemörderisch
(= scathing) attack, criticismvernichtend, ätzend

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] adj (sun) → che spacca le pietre (fig) (attack) → sferzante
References in classic literature ?
Proud flesh, as they called it, came up in my knees, and was burned out with caustic; and when at last it was healed, they put a blistering fluid over the front of both knees to bring all the hair off; they had some reason for this, and I suppose it was all right.
Where Sodom and Gomorrah reared their domes and towers, that solemn sea now floods the plain, in whose bitter waters no living thing exists--over whose waveless surface the blistering air hangs motionless and dead-- about whose borders nothing grows but weeds, and scattering tufts of cane, and that treacherous fruit that promises refreshment to parching lips, but turns to ashes at the touch.
It may seem odd that with such pleasant habits he should have been given to the heroic treatment, bleeding and blistering and starving his patients, with a dispassionate disregard to his personal example; but the incongruity favored the opinion of his ability among his patients, who commonly observed that Mr.
We made a clinical diagnosis of blistering distal dactylitis (BDD), a condition typically caused by infection with Gram-positive bacteria.
It can reach over 3 metres in height and, although it is not an unattractive plant, its sap causes photodermatitis or photosensitivity where the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight and can suffer blistering, pigmentation and long-lasting scars.
Blistering was mentioned briefly there, but covered in more detail in the October 2005 issue.