blis·​ter·​ing | \ ˈbli-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blistering (audio) \

Definition of blistering

1 : extremely intense or severe blistering heat
2 : very rapid a blistering pace

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Other Words from blistering

blistering adverb
blisteringly \ ˈbli-​st(ə-​)riŋ-​lē How to pronounce blisteringly (audio) \ 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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Now that even meat-eating consumers are trying to get more of their protein from alternative sources, demand is taking off, underscoring the blistering debut of Beyond Meat. Michael Hirtzer,, "Beyond Meat fever turns the tiny pea into America’s hot new crop," 4 July 2019 It was chosen for both its security and cool climate, as Keynes begged not to be subjected to a blistering Washington, D.C., summer. Richard Hurowitz, Time, "What We Can Learn Today From a 1944 Meeting That Reshaped the Entire Global Economy," 1 July 2019 That appeared to change in Miami, when Harris took on Biden in a blistering assault on his opposition to busing in the early days of his Senate career. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "What Kamala Harris Didn’t Say," 1 July 2019 The blistering weather has already made its impact in Germany and Spain, where hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that forced evacuations. Editors, USA TODAY, "USA vs. France, Stonewall Forever, G-20 Summit: 5 things to know Friday," 28 June 2019 Amid the blistering weather in Europe, hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that forced the evacuation of 53 residents. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Extreme heat continues to scorch Europe; France braces for possible all-time record high Friday," 27 June 2019 After dribbling past the half of the Azulones' team with a blistering turn of pace, Leo rounded the keeper and slotted his effort in from a narrow angle, wheeling away in celebration in front of a speechless Camp Nou., "Lionel Messi: His 32 Greatest Moments on His 32nd Birthday," 24 June 2019 Playing a blistering rock and blues hybrid, Ducoff and his band will get the adrenaline flowing early in the evening. Chip Mccabe,, "The Rose Arts Festival: Music all day, music all night, and so much in between. All of it free.," 24 June 2019 Firestone brought along a secondary tire in case the blistering issues reoccurred, but there was no need to break it out, said Carlin Racing's Charlie Kimball. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar at Texas: Tough to get read on race after rain-shortened practice," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of blistering

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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English Language Learners Definition of blistering

: very harsh or powerful

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