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Definition of blister verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    blister

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blister
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstər//
     
    he / she / it blisters
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstərz//
     
    past simple blistered
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstərd//
     
    past participle blistered
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstərd//
     
    -ing form blistering
    BrE BrE//ˈblɪstərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɪstərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to form blisters; to make something form blisters His skin was beginning to blister. blister something Her face had been blistered by the sun.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] blister (something) when a surface blisters or something blisters it, it swells and cracks
  3. 3[transitive] blister somebody (North American English) to criticize somebody strongly
  4. Word Origin Middle English: perhaps from Old French blestre ‘swelling, pimple’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blister