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

Origin of blistering

First recorded in 1555–65; blister + -ing2
Related formsblis·ter·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for blisteringly

Historical Examples of blisteringly

  • Lots of people got blisteringly rich off of New Work, but not you.


    Cory Doctorow

  • A dozen feminine voices caught up the phrase and dropped it blisteringly.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for blisteringly


  1. (of weather) extremely hot
  2. (of criticism) extremely harsh
Derived Formsblisteringly, adverb
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blisteringly in Medicine


  1. vesiculation
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