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blister

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noun blis·ter \ˈblis-tər\

Simple Definition of blister

  • : a raised area on the skin that contains clear liquid and that is caused by injury to the skin

  • : a raised area on a surface (such as a painted wall) that is filled with air

Full Definition of blister

  1. 1 :  an elevation of the epidermis containing watery liquid

  2. 2 :  an enclosed raised spot (as in paint) resembling a blister

  3. 3 :  an agent (as lewisite) that causes blistering

  4. 4 :  a fungal disease of plants marked by raised patches on the leaves

  5. 5 :  any of various structures that bulge out (as a gunner's compartment on a bomber)

blis·tery play \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of blister

  1. She developed a blister on her heel where her shoe rubbed against it.



Origin of blister

Middle English blister, blester, probably from Old English *blȳster, *blǣster; akin to Old Norse blāstr swelling, Old English blǣst blast


First Known Use: 14th century


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blister

verb blis·ter

Definition of blister

blis·teredblis·ter·ing play \-t(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become affected with a blister

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to raise a blister on

  5. 2 :  lambaste 2



15th Century

First Known Use of blister

15th century


BLISTER Defined for Kids

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blister

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noun blis·ter \ˈbli-stər\

Definition of blister

  1. 1 :  a small raised area of the skin filled with a watery liquid

  2. 2 :  a swelling (as in paint) that looks like a blister of the skin




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blister

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verb blis·ter

Definition of blister

blis·teredblis·ter·ing

  1. 1 :  to develop a blister or blisters <My heel blistered on the hike.>

  2. 2 :  to cause blisters on <Tight shoes can blister your feet.>





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