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Meaning & Definition of Blister in English

English

Blister

/blɪstər/

noun

1. A flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)

    synonym:
  • blister

2. (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin

    synonym:
  • blister

3. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

    synonym:
  • blister
  • ,
  • bulla
  • ,
  • bleb

verb

1. Get blistered

  • "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
    synonym:
  • blister
  • ,
  • vesicate

2. Subject to harsh criticism

  • "The senator blistered the administration in his speech on friday"
  • "The professor scaled the students"
  • "Your invectives scorched the community"
    synonym:
  • blister
  • ,
  • scald
  • ,
  • whip

3. Cause blisters to form on

  • "The tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
    synonym:
  • blister