blister: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (blis'tur), [key]
- a thin vesicle on the skin, containing watery matter or serum, as from a burn or other injury.
- any similar swelling, as an air bubble in a coat of paint.
- a relatively large bubble occurring in glass during blowing.
- a transparent bulge or dome on the fuselage of an airplane, usually for mounting a gun.
- a bubble of air formed where the emulsion has separated from the base of a film, as because of defective processing.
- a dome or skylight on a building.
- the moving bubble in a spirit level.
- a small blisterlike covering of plastic, usually affixed to a piece of cardboard and containing a small item, as a pen, bolt, or medicinal tablet.
- to raise a blister or blisters on: These new shoes blistered my feet.
- to criticize or rebuke severely: The boss blistered his assistant in front of the whole office.
- to beat or thrash; punish severely.
- to form or rise as a blister or blisters; become blistered.
- blister (Thesaurus)