A flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint).
Dutch: blaasje, blister
botany A swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin.
pathology An elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.
Polish: bąbel, bąbelek, pęcherz, pęcherzyk
— Her feet blistered during the long hike.
Dutch: blazen opwekken
Subject to harsh criticism:
— The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday.
Cause blisters to form on.
Moby thesaurus: abscess, air bubble, aposteme, assail, attack, balloon, bed sore, bilge, birthmark, blackhead, bladder, blain, blaze, bleb, blemish, blob, blood blister, boil, boss, bow ... show more.
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