[ bleyn ]
/ bleɪn /

noun Pathology.

an inflammatory swelling or sore.

Origin of blain

before 1000; Middle English blein(e), Old English blegene. See chilblain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blain

  • It alwish seemed to me to be a beeg fish story, but it ish all blain to my mint now.

    Recitations for the Social Circle|James Clarence Harvey
  • The blain is a watery vesicle in the second joint of the wing.

  • Nevertheless the blain grew chillier and chillier until at last they were compelled to send for a physician.

    Bill the Minder|W. Heath Robinson
  • They haf daken atfandage of our bresence to regover a bortion of the blain.

    Overland|John William De Forest

British Dictionary definitions for blain

/ (bleɪn) /


a blister, blotch, or sore on the skin

Word Origin for blain

Old English blegen; related to Middle Low German bleine
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Medicine definitions for blain

[ blān ]


A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.
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