a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
(botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
blister, bulla, bleb(verb)
(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
"Her feet blistered during the long hike"
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"
cause blisters to form on
"the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
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.
A swelling on a plant.
Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.
A bubble, as on a painted surface.
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.
To cause blisters to form.
To criticise severely.
To break out in blisters.
Origin: From blestre.
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
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
a vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister
to be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on
to raise a blister or blisters upon
to give pain to, or to injure, as if by a 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blis′tėr, n. a thin bubble or bladder on the skin, containing watery matter: a pustule: a plaster applied to raise a blister.—v.t. to raise a blister.—ns. Blis′ter-bee′tle, Blis′ter-fly, the cantharis, or Spanish fly, used for blistering; Blis′ter-plas′ter, a plaster made of Spanish flies used to raise a blister; Blis′ter-steel, Blis′tered-steel, steel blistered in the process of manufacture, used for making tools, &c.—adj. Blis′tery. [M. E.; most prob. O. Fr. blestre, conn. with Old Norse blástr, blása, to blow; Ger. blase.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.
The numerical value of blister in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of blister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought
Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land
Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.
It’s so ridiculous. There is no difference between this event and any one I’ve done in [ 39 ] years except the reporting, at every event I do about one half of 1 percent of the people get a hot spot or a blister.
[The Syrian government] has used chemicals against the opposition on multiple occasions since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq andSyria, including the blister agent Sulfur mustard.
I thought it would be like getting back on the bike again, but it wasn’t, but I should progress faster this time. Still, my mobility feels very fragile. Before, I was young and healthy and fit and hearty. Now it takes one little blister or something not fitting well that takes me back again.
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Translations for blister
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- пришка, изприщвам се, мехурBulgarian
- blære, vableDanish
- Blase, Blasen werfen, kritisierenGerman
- ampolla, ámpulaSpanish
- rakko, rakkulaFinnish
- blâmer, ampoule, critiquer, cloquer, cloque, se couvrir d'ampoules, boursouflureFrench
- balgScottish Gaelic
- vescica, bollaItalian
- 水疱, 火脹れJapanese
- BloderLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- blister, blaartrekkend, blein, blaar, blaasjeDutch
- tóʼiiłtą́Navajo, Navaho
- волдырь, пузырь, мозоль, нарывRussian
- мехур, плик, plik, жуљ, žulj, mehurSerbo-Croatian
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