HyperDic: blister

English > 6 senses of the word blister:
NOUNstateblistera flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
plantblister(botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
bodyblister, bulla, bleb(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
VERBchangeblister, vesicateget blistered
communicationblister, scald, whipsubject to harsh criticism
changeblistercause blisters to form on
blister > pronunciation
Soundsblih'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > blister: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint).
Broaderdefect, fault, flawAn imperfection in an object or machine
English > blister: 6 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaning(botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin.
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Broaderplant process, enationA natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
English > blister: 6 senses > noun 3, body
Meaning(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.
Synonymsbulla, bleb
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Narrowerblood blisterblister containing blood or bloody serum usually caused by an injury
pustuleA small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus
water blisterblister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content
Broadervesicle, cystA small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
Spanishampolla
Catalanampolla, butllofa
Adjectivesblisterycovered with small blisters
Verbsblisterget blistered
English > blister: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGet blistered.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelDid his feet blister?
Example"Her feet blistered during the long hike"
Synonymvesicate
Broaderswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Similar toblisterCause blisters to form on
Spanishampollarse
Catalanembutllofar-se
Nounsblister(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
English > blister: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningsubject to harsh criticism.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"
Synonymsscald, whip
Broaderattack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assaultattack in speech or writing
Spanishampollar, azotar, fustigar
English > blister: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause blisters to form on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar toblister, vesicateGet blistered

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