verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of blister
Examples from the Web for blister
Contemporary Examples of blister
I ended up developing a blister on one of my vocal cords, so that kinda sucked.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.
Historical Examples of blister
Do not place the spit too near the fire, lest the skin should burn and blister.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
A blister should be employed as soon as possible, and mild emollient injections of gruel or barley water, till stools be obtained.
For the pain in the head, a blister to the nape of the neck.
If I have a sore throat, it would be useless to blister you for it: that is his idea.The Soul of a People
His face was yellowing again, under the blister of sun and alkali.Warrior Gap
Word Origin for blister
c.1300, perhaps via Old French blestre "blister, lump, bump," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse blastr "a blowing," dative blæstri "swelling"), or from Middle Dutch blyster "swelling;" perhaps from PIE *bhlei- "to blow, swell," extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole.
"to become covered in blisters," late 15c.; "to raise blisters on," 1540s, from blister (n.). Related: Blistered; blistering.