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Meaning of BLISTER

Pronunciation:  'blistur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  2. [v]  get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
  3. [v]  scorch with words; "blistering criticism; whipping comments"

BLISTER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bleb, bulla, vesicate, whip
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, blood blister, cyst, intumesce, lash out, round, snipe, swell, swell up, tumefy, vesicle, water blister



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blis"ter\, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same
    root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.]
    1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum,
       whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a
       vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a
       bladderlike elevation of the cuticle.
             And painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
    2. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin,
       as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the
       surface, as on steel.
    3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter,
       applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison.
    {Blister beetle}, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the
       {Lytta (or Cantharis) vesicatoria}, called {Cantharis} or
       {Spanish fly} by druggists. See {Cantharis}.
    {Blister fly}, a blister beetle.
    {Blister plaster}, a plaster designed to raise a blister; --
       usually made of Spanish flies.
    {Blister steel}, crude steel formed from wrought iron by
       cementation; -- so called because of its blistered
       surface. Called also {blistered steel}.
    {Blood blister}. See under {Blood}.
  2. \Blis"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blistered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Blistering}.]
    To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister
    form on.
          Let my tongue blister.                   --Shak.
  3. \Blis"ter\, v. t.
    1. To raise a blister or blisters upon.
             My hands were blistered.              --Franklin.
    2. To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister.
             This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongue.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a blister indicates that some minor annoyance or problem is draining your energy and time. Consider how you may have gotten the blister. Dreaming that you got the blister from manual and hard labor indicates that you need to put forth more effort in order to overcome your little problems. Dreaming that you got the blister from a burn, suggests an emotional or relational problem. Where the blister is located is also significant. If the blister is on you hand, then it suggests that you are having issues related to power and competency. If the blister is on your face, then it indicates issues related to your identity, self-image, and self-identity.
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