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blister

[ blis-ter ]
/ ˈblɪs tər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to form or rise as a blister or blisters; become blistered.
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Origin of blister

1250–1300; Middle English blister, blester<Old Norse blǣstri, dative of blāstr swelling. See blast, blow2

OTHER WORDS FROM blister

re·blis·ter, verbun·blis·tered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blister

blister
/ (ˈblɪstə) /

noun
verb
to have or cause to have blisters
(tr) to attack verbally with great scorn or sarcasm

Derived forms of blister

blistered, adjectiveblistery, adjective

Word Origin for blister

C13: from Old French blestre, probably from Middle Dutch bluyster blister; see blast
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Medical definitions for blister

blister
[ blĭstər ]

n.
A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning, infection, or irritation.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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