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blister

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noun blis·ter \ ˈblis-tər \

Definition of blister

1 :a fluid-filled elevation of the epidermis — compare water blister
2 :an enclosed raised spot (as in paint) resembling a blister
3 :an agent (such as lewisite) that causes blistering
4 :a fungal disease of plants marked by raised patches on the leaves
5 :any of various structures that bulge out (such as a gunner's compartment on a bomber)

blistery

play \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of blister in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of blister

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


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blister

verb

Definition of blister

blistered; blistering play \-t(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to become affected with a blister
transitive verb
1 :to raise a blister on
2 :lambaste 2

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First Known Use of blister

15th century


BLISTER Defined for English Language Learners

blister

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noun

Definition of blister for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BLISTER Defined for Kids

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blister

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noun blis·ter \ ˈbli-stər \

Definition of blister for Students

1 :a small raised area of the skin filled with a watery liquid
2 :a swelling (as in paint) that looks like a blister of the skin

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blister

verb

Definition of blister for Students

blistered; blistering
1 :to develop a blister or blisters
  • My heel blistered on the hike.
2 :to cause blisters on
  • Tight shoes can blister your feet.

Medical Dictionary

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blister

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noun blis·ter \ ˈblis-tər \

medical Definition of blister

1 :a fluid-filled elevation of the epidermis — compare water blister
2 :an agent that causes blistering

blistery

play \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

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blister

verb

medical Definition of blister

blistered; blistering play \-t(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
:to become affected with blisters
transitive verb
:to raise a blister on


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