blistering

adjective

blis·​ter·​ing ˈbli-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blistering (audio)
1
: extremely intense or severe
blistering heat
2
: very rapid
a blistering pace
blistering adverb
blisteringly adverb

Examples of blistering in a Sentence

a hockey player with a blistering slap shot even after a blistering attack from the enemy, the fortress held
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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blistering was in 1708

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“Blistering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blistering. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blistering

adjective
1
: very intense
blistering heat
2
: very fast
a blistering pace

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