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blain

 (blān)
n.
A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

[Middle English, from Old English blegen.]
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blain

(bleɪn)
n
(Pathology) a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin
[Old English blegen; related to Middle Low German bleine]
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blain

(bleɪn)

n.
an inflammatory swelling or sore.
[before 1000; Middle English blein(e), Old English blegene, c. Middle Dutch bleine]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blain - an inflammatory swelling or soreblain - an inflammatory swelling or sore  
sore - an open skin infection
chilblain, chilblains, pernio - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
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Translations

blain

n. llaga, ampolla, pústula.
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A chaise was sent for from Crewkherne, and Charles conveyed back a far more useful person in the old nursery-maid of the family, one who having brought up all the children, and seen the very last, the lingering and long-petted Master Harry, sent to school after his brothers, was now living in her deserted nursery to mend stockings and dress all the blains and bruises she could get near her, and who, consequently, was only too happy in being allowed to go and help nurse dear Miss Louisa.
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