What does blister mean?

Definitions for blister
ˈblɪs tərblis·ter

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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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blister

    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

  1. Blister

    Visible accumulations of fluid within or beneath the epidermis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blister in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of blister in a Sentence

  1. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    Chemical weapons continue to pose a threat in Syria and Iraq, iSIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur Mustard. ( It's) the first time an extremist group has produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995.

  2. Aristophanes, Wasps, 422 B.C.:

    This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never foughtShould contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native landNever to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.

  3. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    [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.

  4. Aristophanes:

    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.

  5. Tony Robbins:

    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.

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