- The definition of a blister is a bubble on something, especially on the skin.
- When you wear shoes that are too tight and they rub against your heel and cause a bubble filled with watery liquid, this is an example of a blister.
- When a newly-painted surface sits out in the sun and gets a bubble, this is an example of a blister.
This person has a bad blister on their heel.
- a raised patch of skin, specif. of epidermis, filled with watery matter and caused by a burn, frostbite, rubbing, etc.
- something used or applied to cause a blister
- anything resembling a blister, as on a plant, a coat of paint, etc.
- a bulging, bubblelike projection, usually transparent, used for observation, protection, etc. on an aircraft, train, car, etc.
- a transparent, rigid shell, used to package, protect, and display an article of merchandise
Origin of blisterMiddle English ; from Dutch bluister or Old French blestre ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to cause blisters to form on
- to beat severely
- to lash with words
- a. A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation.b. A similar swelling on a plant.
- a. A raised bubble, as on a painted or laminated surface.b. A rounded, bulging, usually transparent structure, such as one used for observation on certain aircraft or for display and protection of packaged products.
verbblis·tered, blis·ter·ing, blis·ters
- To cause a blister to form on.
- To reprove harshly.
Origin of blisterMiddle English, probably from Old French blestre, of Germanic origin.
- A small bubble between the layers of the skin that contains watery or bloody fluid and is caused by friction and pressure, burning, freezing, chemical irritation, disease or infection.
- A swelling on a plant.
- (medicine) Something applied to the skin to raise a blister; a vesicatory or other applied medicine.
- A bubble, as on a painted surface.
- (roofing) An enclosed pocket of air, which may be mixed with water or solvent vapor, trapped between impermeable layers of felt or between the membrane and substrate.
- A type of pre-formed packaging made from plastic that contains cavities
- blister card
- blister pack
(third-person singular simple present blisters, present participle blistering, simple past and past participle blistered)
- To cause blisters to form.
- To criticise severely.
- (intransitive) To break out in blisters.
From Old French blestre.