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blister

noun

1 blister

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



2 blister

botany A swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin.

3 blister

pathology An elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.

synonyms: bleb, bulla.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Dutch: blaar
Polish: bąbel, bąbelek, pęcherz, pęcherzyk

verb

1 blister

Get blistered:
— Her feet blistered during the long hike.

synonym: vesicate.

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Dutch: blazen opwekken

2 blister

Subject to harsh criticism:
— The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday.

synonyms: scald, whip.

3 blister

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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