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blistering

[ blis-ter-ing ]
/ ˈblɪs tər ɪŋ /
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adjective

causing a blister or blisters.
(especially of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.

noun

the act or an instance of forming a blister or blisters.
a series or group of blisters, as on a painted surface.

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Origin of blistering

First recorded in 1555–65; blister + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM blistering

blis·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for blistering

blistering
/ (ˈblɪstərɪŋ, -trɪŋ) /

adjective

(of weather) extremely hot
(of criticism) extremely harsh

Derived forms of blistering

blisteringly, adverb
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Medical definitions for blistering

blistering
[ blĭstər-ĭng ]

n.

vesiculation
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