Search Result for "blister":
1. a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint);
2. (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin;
3. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid;
[syn: blister, bulla, bleb]
1. get blistered;
- Example: "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
[syn: blister, vesicate]
2. subject to harsh criticism;
- Example: "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"
- Example: "the professor scaled the students"
- Example: "your invectives scorched the community"
[syn: blister, scald, whip]
3. cause blisters to form on;
- Example: "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blister \Blis"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blistered; p. pr. & vb. n. Blistering.] To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on. [1913 Webster] Let my tongue blister. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blister \Blis"ter\, v. t. 1. To raise a blister or blisters upon. [1913 Webster] My hands were blistered. --Franklin. [1913 Webster] 2. To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister. [1913 Webster] This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blister \Blis"ter\, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See Blow to eject wind.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] And painful blisters swelled my tender hands. --Grainger. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] 3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster] Blister beetle, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the Lytta vesicatoria (or Cantharis vesicatoria), called Cantharis or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis. Blister fly, a blister beetle. Blister plaster, a plaster designed to raise a blister; -- usually made of Spanish flies. Blister steel, crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation; -- so called because of its blistered surface. Called also blistered steel. Blood blister. See under Blood. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
198 Moby Thesaurus words for "blister": abscess, air bubble, aposteme, assail, attack, balloon, bed sore, bilge, birthmark, blackhead, bladder, blain, blaze, bleb, blemish, blob, blood blister, boil, boss, bow, brand, bubble, bubo, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, bunion, burl, burn, burn in, burn off, button, cahot, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, cast, castigate, cauterize, chancre, chancroid, char, check, chilblain, chine, cicatrix, clump, coal, cold sore, comedo, condyle, convex, crack, crater, craze, cupel, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, ear, eschar, excoriate, fault, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flame, flange, flap, flaw, flay, found, freckle, furuncle, furunculus, fustigate, gall, gathering, globule, gnarl, gumboil, handle, hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, hill, hump, hunch, jog, joggle, keloid, kibe, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lash, lentigo, lesion, lip, loop, lump, milium, mole, mountain, needle scar, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, oxidate, oxidize, papilloma, papula, papule, parch, paronychia, parulis, peg, petechia, piles, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, polyp, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pustule, pyrolyze, rib, ridge, rift, ring, rising, roast, scab, scar, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, scratch, sear, sebaceous cyst, shoulder, singe, skin alive, slash, soap bubble, soft chancre, solder, sore, spine, split, stigma, strawberry mark, stud, sty, style, suppuration, swelling, swinge, tab, torrefy, track, trounce, tubercle, tubercule, twist, ulcer, ulceration, verruca, vesicate, vesicle, vulcanize, wale, warp, wart, weal, weld, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitehead, whitlow, wound