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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blister  \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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blister  \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. 
  --Grainger. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blister  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blister 
  n  :  (pathology)  an  elevation  of  the  skin  filled  with  serous 
  fluid  [syn:  {bulla},  {bleb}] 
  v  1:  get  blistery;  "Her  feet  blistered  during  the  long  hike" 
  2:  scorch  with  words  "blistering  criticism;  whipping 
  comments"  [syn:  {whip}] 




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