Associations to the word «Blister»

Wiktionary

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.
BLISTER, noun. A swelling on a plant.
BLISTER, noun. (medicine) Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.
BLISTER, noun. A bubble, as on a painted surface.
BLISTER, noun. (roofing) 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.
BLISTER, noun. A type of pre-formed packaging made from plastic that contains cavities
BLISTER, verb. To cause blisters to form.
BLISTER, verb. (transitive) To criticise severely.
BLISTER, verb. (intransitive) To break out in blisters.
BLISTER BEETLE, noun. Any of the meloid beetles that secrete a blistering agent, cantharidin.
BLISTER BLIGHT, noun. An infection of tea plants, caused by the fungus Exobasidium vexans, characterized by blister-like lesions on the leaves.
BLISTER BLIGHT, noun. A similar disease of some pines caused by Cronartium asclepiadeum.
BLISTER PACK, noun. One of several types of pre-formed plastic packaging, used for consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, consisting of a cavity and lidding.
BLISTER PACKS, noun. Plural of blister pack
BLISTER STEEL, noun. Crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation.

Dictionary definition

BLISTER, noun. A flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint).
BLISTER, noun. (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin.
BLISTER, noun. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.
BLISTER, verb. Get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike".
BLISTER, 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".
BLISTER, verb. Cause blisters to form on; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet".

Wise words

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