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blister

[ blis-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF blister

Synonyms for blister

  • abscess
  • cyst
  • pimple
  • sore
  • ulcer
  • welt
  • blain
  • bleb
  • boil
  • bubble
  • bulla
  • burn
  • canker
  • carbuncle
  • furuncle
  • pustule
  • sac
  • vesication
  • vesicle
  • wale
  • weal
  • wheal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLISTER

Do not place the spit too near the fire, lest the skin should burn and blister.

A blister should be employed as soon as possible, and mild emollient injections of gruel or barley water, till stools be obtained.

For the pain in the head, a blister to the nape of the neck.

If I have a sore throat, it would be useless to blister you for it: that is his idea.

His face was yellowing again, under the blister of sun and alkali.

The first impulse of every one is to pull it off, which is followed by a blister.

He watched it blister and writhe as though it had been a living thing.

There's times, you know, when two is bliss, but a third is a blister.

I've got a blister on my foot; one of my boots is horribly large.

It is this membrane which protrudes like a blister from the tissues.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, perhaps via Old French blestre "blister, lump, bump," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse blastr "a blowing," dative blæstri "swelling"), or from Middle Dutch blyster "swelling;" perhaps from PIE *bhlei- "to blow, swell," extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BLISTER

assail

verbattack, usually with words
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