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  1. present participle of blister


blistering (comparative more blistering, superlative most blistering)

  1. Causing blisters
  2. Very hot
  3. Harsh or corrosive
  4. Very aggressive
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, in Guardian[1]:
      Dati launched a blistering attack on the prime minister, François Fillon, under whom she served as justice minister, accusing him of sexism, elitism, arrogance and hindering the political advancement of ethnic minorities.
  5. Very fast



blistering (plural blisterings)

  1. (medicine, veterinary) The practice of forming blisters on the skin, to promote blood flow and aid healing.
    • 1852, The American Journal of Homoeopathy (volumes 7-9, page 99)
      Inflammations are treated generally by allopathic practitioners by bleedings, blisterings, purgings, vomitings, Antimony and Mercury: and this is practised, more or less, with little variation, wherever the seat of the inflammation may be.