blister

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From Old French blestre.

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blister (plural blisters)

  1. 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.
    • Grainger
      Painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
  2. A swelling on a plant.
  3. (medicine) Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.168:
      '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 [...].
  4. A bubble, as on a painted surface.
  5. (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.
  6. A type of pre-formed packaging made from plastic that contains cavities
    blister card
    blister pack

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blister (third-person singular simple present blisters, present participle blistering, simple past and past participle blistered)

  1. To cause blisters to form.
  2. (transitive) To criticise severely.
  3. (intransitive) To break out in blisters.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Likely from English blister (blister; blister pack).

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blister m (plural blisters, diminutive blistertje n)

  1. blister
  2. blister pack

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