Definition of Blistering

1. Noun. The formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin.

Exact synonyms: Vesication, Vesiculation
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Vesicate, Vesiculate, Vesiculate



2. Adjective. Harsh or corrosive in tone. "A vitriolic critique"

3. Adjective. Hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters. "Blistering sun"
Exact synonyms: Blistery
Similar to: Hot

4. Adjective. Very fast; capable of quick response and great speed. "A red-hot line drive"
Exact synonyms: Hot, Red-hot
Similar to: Fast

Definition of Blistering

1. Verb. (present participle of blister) ¹

2. Adjective. Causing blisters ¹

3. Adjective. Very hot ¹

4. Adjective. Harsh or corrosive ¹

5. Adjective. Very aggressive ¹

6. Adjective. Very fast ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blistering

1. blister [v] - See also: blister

Medical Definition of Blistering

1. The state of containing vesicles, or the process by which vesicles are formed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blistering

blissfulness
blissfulnesses
blissing
blissless
blissom
blist
blister
blister agent
blister beetle
blister beetle poisoning
blister blight
blister copper
blister pack
blister rust
blistered
blistering
blistering agent
blistering collodion
blisteringly
blisterlike
blisters
blistery
blit
blite
blites
blithe
blitheful
blithely
blitheness
blither

Literary usage of Blistering

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1. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum, Trumbull White (1906)
"Blistering Showers of Hot Ashes—The People Frantic—Cry Everywhere "When Will It End?" — Atmosphere Charged with Electricity and Poisonous Fumes. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1845)
"... remark the email amount of influence exerted over the disease by the most active remedies. Repeated bleeding, blistering-, purgatives, digitalis, &c., ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"The common Blistering Fly is found in the south of Europe, and in the south of Siberia ... The larva is not The active principle of the 'blistering flies is ..."

4. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"I am kept from Mr. Colman's Lecture by the pains in the right side of my head, for which laid on a Blistering Plaister the ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1856)
"Blistering Plaster prepared with Chloroform.—Dr. Landerer, of Athens, recommends as an improved mode of making blistering plaster, the preliminary digestion ..."

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