Definitions for blisterˈblɪs tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blis•terˈblɪs tər(n.)

  1. a thin vesicle on the skin containing watery matter or serum, as from a burn or other injury.

    Category: Pathology

  2. any similar swelling, as an air bubble in a coat of paint.

  3. a transparent dome on the fuselage of an airplane.

    Category: Military

  4. the plastic overlay of a blister pack.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (v.t.)to raise a blister on.

    Category: Pathology

  6. to subject to intense heat:

    Heat blistered the coast.


  7. to criticize or rebuke severely.

  8. (v.i.)to become blistered.

Origin of blister:

1250–1300; ME blister, blester < ON blǣstri, dat. of blāstr swelling. See blast


Princeton's WordNet

  1. blister(noun)

    a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)

  2. blister(noun)

    (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin

  3. blister, bulla, bleb(verb)

    (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

  4. blister, vesicate(verb)

    get blistered

    "Her feet blistered during the long hike"

  5. blister, scald, whip(verb)

    subject to harsh criticism

    "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"

  6. blister(verb)

    cause blisters to form on

    "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blister(noun)ˈɪstɚ

    a liquid-filled swelling on the skin


  1. blister(Noun)

    A small bubble between the layers of the skin that contains watery or bloody fluid and is caused by friction and pressure, burning, freezing, chemical irritation, disease or infection.

  2. blister(Noun)

    A swelling on a plant.

  3. blister(Noun)

    Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.

  4. blister(Noun)

    A bubble, as on a painted surface.

  5. blister(Noun)

    An enclosed pocket of air, which may be mixed with water or solvent vapor, trapped between impermeable layers of felt or between the membrane and substrate.

  6. blister(Verb)

    To cause blisters to form.

  7. blister(Verb)

    To criticise severely.

  8. blister(Verb)

    To break out in blisters.

  9. Origin: From blestre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blister(noun)

    a vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle

  2. Blister(noun)

    any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the surface, as on steel

  3. Blister(noun)

    a vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister

  4. Blister(verb)

    to be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on

  5. Blister(verb)

    to raise a blister or blisters upon

  6. Blister(verb)

    to give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister


  1. Blister

    A blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing, burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid called serum or plasma. However, blisters can be filled with blood or with pus. The word "blister" entered English in the 14th century. It came from the Middle Dutch "bluyster", and was a modification of the Old French "blostre" which meant a leprous nodule—a rise in the skin due to leprosy.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Blister

    Visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.

Anagrams of blister

  1. riblets

  2. bristle

Translations for blister

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thin bubble on the skin, containing liquid

My feet have blisters after walking so far.

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