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blistering

[blis-ter-ing] /ˈblɪs tər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing a blister or blisters.
2.
(especially of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
3.
very fast or rapid:
a blistering pace.
noun
4.
the act or an instance of forming a blister or blisters.
5.
a series or group of blisters, as on a painted surface.
Origin of blistering
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; blister + -ing2
Related forms
blisteringly, adverb
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  • Lots of people got blisteringly rich off of New Work, but not you.

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British Dictionary definitions for blisteringly

blistering

/ˈblɪstərɪŋ; -trɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of weather) extremely hot
2.
(of criticism) extremely harsh
Derived Forms
blisteringly, adverb
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blisteringly in Medicine

blistering blis·ter·ing (blĭs'tər-ĭng)
n.
See vesiculation.

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