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blister

blis·ter

blister

 
pronunciation:
blI str
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, bubble-like swelling of the outer skin, resulting from a burn or other injury and containing fluid.
Staying under a heat lamp too long will give you blisters.My feet are getting blisters from these new shoes.
definition 2: any such raised bubble in a coating, such as paint.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blistered, blistering, blisters
definition 1: to raise a blister on.
You'll blister your heel if you don't wear socks with those shoes.
definition 2: to scold or punish harshly.
She blistered him with an angry tirade.
similar words:
scorch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to break out in a blister or blisters.
Her skin blistered after staying out on the beach all day.The paint on the wall blistered from the high heat.
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derivation: blistery (adj.)
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