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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blister \Blis"ter\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blistered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blistering}.] To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on.

Let my tongue blister. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

blistering \blistering\ adjective

1. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; -- of comments about people or their actions. blistering criticism

Syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, caustic, scathing, venomous, virulent, vitriolic. [WordNet 1.5]

2. intensely hot. blistering sun

Syn: blistery. [WordNet 1.5]

3. very fast; as, a blistering pace.

Syn: red-hot, scorching. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blistering

adjective

1: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique" [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {acid}, {acrid}, {bitter}, {blistering}, {caustic}, {sulfurous}, {sulphurous}, {virulent}, {vitriolic}]

2: hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering sun" [syn: {blistering}, {blistery}]

3: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: {blistering}, {hot}, {red-hot}]

noun

1: the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin [syn: {vesiculation}, {vesication}, {blistering}]


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