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blistering

[blis-ter-ing]
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adjective
  1. causing a blister or blisters.
  2. (especially of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
  3. very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of forming a blister or blisters.
  2. 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
Related formsblis·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for blisteringly

Historical Examples

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

    Makers

    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

blistering

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

blistering

(blĭstər-ĭng)
n.
  1. vesiculation