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Definition of blister:

  1. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister.
  2. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle.
  3. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the surface, as on steel.
  4. To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on.
  5. To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister.
  6. To raise a blister or blisters upon.

Synonyms:

bulla, scorch, whip, slash, crawl all over, slap, read the riot act to, blood blister, water blister, scourge, praise, bleb, scarify, trounce, rack up, welt, slam, put someone on the griddle, rake over the coals, rip into, roast, second-degree burn, pip, excoriate, vesicate, worst, scathe, lather, flog, lash, flay, mop up, wheal, sac, wale, put someone on the hot seat, whisk, drub, scald, injury, strap.

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