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blister at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


blister at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: blestre, blostre 'swelling on the skin', from Middle Dutch bluyster 'blister']//
1 a swelling on your skin containing clear liquid, caused for example by a burn or continuous rubbing: --New shoes always give me blisters.//
2 a swelling on the surface of metal, rubber, painted wood etc:
blister 2 v [I and T] to develop blisters or make blisters form// --The paint will blister in the heat.// -- blistered adj // --My hands were blistered from all the digging.//

blíster at Spanish => English Of Explained:


blister at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Rounded skin elevation in which fluid fills a separation between layers of epidermis or between the epidermis and the dermis. The fluid is usually clear; yellowish fluid contains pus, and red fluid contains blood. Blisters often occur on the palms or soles when pressure and friction cause an upper skin layer to move back and forth over the one under it. A small gap opens between them and becomes filled with fluid. This type generally heals spontaneously, sometimes leaving a thickened callus. Blisters that occur as symptoms of contact dermatitis, viral infection, or autoimmune disease can appear anywhere on the body and may leave scars.

blister at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

198 Moby Thesaurus words for "blister":
abscess, air bubble, aposteme, assail, attack, balloon, bed sore,
bilge, birthmark, blackhead, bladder, blain, blaze, bleb, blemish,
blob, blood blister, boil, boss, bow, brand, bubble, bubo, bulb,
bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, bunion, burl, burn, burn in, burn off,
button, cahot, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, cast, castigate,
cauterize, chancre, chancroid, char, check, chilblain, chine,
cicatrix, clump, coal, cold sore, comedo, condyle, convex, crack,
crater, craze, cupel, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity,
disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, ear, eschar,
excoriate, fault, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula,
flame, flange, flap, flaw, flay, found, freckle, furuncle,
furunculus, fustigate, gall, gathering, globule, gnarl, gumboil,
handle, hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, hill, hump, hunch, jog,
joggle, keloid, kibe, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lash, lentigo,
lesion, lip, loop, lump, milium, mole, mountain, needle scar,
nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, oxidate, oxidize, papilloma, papula,
papule, parch, paronychia, parulis, peg, petechia, piles, pimple,
pit, pock, pockmark, polyp, port-wine mark, port-wine stain,
pustule, pyrolyze, rib, ridge, rift, ring, rising, roast, scab,
scar, scarify, scathe, scorch, scourge, scratch, sear,
sebaceous cyst, shoulder, singe, skin alive, slash, soap bubble,
soft chancre, solder, sore, spine, split, stigma, strawberry mark,
stud, sty, style, suppuration, swelling, swinge, tab, torrefy,
track, trounce, tubercle, tubercule, twist, ulcer, ulceration,
verruca, vesicate, vesicle, vulcanize, wale, warp, wart, weal,
weld, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitehead, whitlow, wound

Blister at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

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.

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}.

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.

blister at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous
fluid [syn: {bulla}, {bleb}]

v 1: get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike"
[syn: {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" [syn: {scald}, {whip}]
3: cause blisters to from on; "the tight shoes and perspiration
blistered her feet"

blister at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » blestre|lang=fro.


* Inter: rhymes » ɪstə(r)


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • A small bubble between the layers of the skin that contains watery or bloody fluid and is caused by friction and pressure, burning, freezing, chemical irritation, disease or infection.
    1. A swelling on a plant.
    2. Inter: medicin » e Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.
    3. 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.168:
    4. : 'T is written in the Hebrew Chronicle, / How the physicians, leaving pill and potion, / Prescribed, by way of blister, a young belle, / When old King David's blood grew dull in motion, / And that the medicine answered very well ....
    5. A bubble, as on a painted surface.
    6. Inter: context » roofing An enclosed pocket of air, which may be mixed with water or solvent vapor, trapped between impermeable layers of felt or between the membrane and substrate.
    7. Inter: rfdef » topic=packaging|lang=en
    8. : blister card
    9. : blister pack


      * bleb

      Derived terms

      * blister pack


      Inter: trans-top » bubble on the skin

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|пришка|f, Inter: t+ » bg|мехур|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|水泡|tr=shuǐpào|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|puchýř|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|vable, Inter: t+ » da|blære
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|blaar, Inter: t- » nl|blein|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|blazo
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|rakkula, Inter: t+ » fi|rakko
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ampoule|f, Inter: t+ » fr|cloque|f, Inter: t+ » fr|boursouflure|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბებერა|tr=bebera|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Blase|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φουσκάλα|f|tr=fuskála
  • Hiligaynon: Inter: tø » hil|lap-ok
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vescica|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|水疱|tr=すいほう, suihō|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|火脹れ|tr=ひぶくれ, hibukure|sc=Jpan
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|boursoufliuthe|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|물집|tr=muljip|sc=Kore
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Bloder
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|tóʼiiłtą́
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|تاول|tr=tâval|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|pęcherz|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bolha|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|bășică
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|волдырь|m|tr=voldýrʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|нарыв|m|tr=narýv, Inter: t+ » ru|мозоль|f|tr=mozólʹ
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|balg|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|плик|m, Inter: t- » sh|жуљ|m, Inter: t- » sh|мехур|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|plik|m, Inter: t- » sh|žulj|m, Inter: t- » sh|mehur|m
    • Sicilian: mpudda {{f}}, foddira {{f}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ámpula, Inter: t+ » es|ampolla
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|blåsa
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|buläd

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » swelling on a plant
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bubble on a painted surface
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|氣泡|tr=shuǐpào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|气泡|tr=qìpào|sc=Hani
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cloque|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Blase|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: φουσκάλα (fuskála) {{f}}
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bolla|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пузырь|m|tr=puzýr’

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: žulj {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: まめ (mame)
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: 물집 (muljip)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: bolha {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » es: ampolla {{f}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: blåsa {{c}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » blisters|blistering|blistered
  • To cause blisters to form.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To criticise severely.
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e To break out in blisters.


      Inter: trans-top » cause blisters to form

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|изприщвам се
  • Chinese: 起水泡, 起水泡 (qǐ shuǐ pào)
  • Danish: hæve sig i vabler

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Dutch: blaartrekkend
    • French: cloquer, se couvrir d'ampoules

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » criticise severely
    • Danish: kritisere skarpt

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|critiquer, Inter: t+ » fr|blâmer

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » break out in blisters
    • Danish: trække vabler

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * blistery
    • blood blister


      * vesicate


      * bristle
    • riblets

    Translation: ar » blister
    Translation: de » blister
    Translation: et » blister
    Translation: el » blister
    Translation: eo » blister
    Translation: fa » blister
    Translation: fr » blister
    Translation: ko » blister
    Translation: io » blister
    Translation: it » blister
    Translation: kn » blister
    Translation: mg » blister
    Translation: ml » blister
    Translation: my » blister
    Translation: fj » blister
    Translation: pl » blister
    Translation: sq » blister
    Translation: fi » blister
    Translation: ta » blister
    Translation: te » blister
    Translation: tr » blister
    Translation: vi » blister
    Translation: zh » blister