American English

Definition of blister verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blister
    he / she / it blisters
    past simple blistered
    -ing form blistering
    jump to other results
  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 to criticize someone strongly
    adjective cracked and blistered skin blistered paintwork
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: blister