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Meaning of BLAIN

Pronunciation:  bleyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an inflammatory swelling or sore
 

BLAIN is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: chilblain, chilblains, pernio, sore

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blain\ (bl[=a]n), n. [OE. blein, bleyn, AS. bl[=e]gen;
akin to Dan. blegn, D. blein; perh. fr. the same root as E.
bladder. See {Bladder}.]
1. An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or
   blister.

         Blotches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
                                               --Milton.

2. (Far.) A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a
   horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.

 

 

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