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English noun: blister

1. blister (state) a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)

Broader (hypernym)defect, fault, flaw

2. blister (plant) (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin

Broader (hypernym)enation, plant process

Domain categorybotany, phytology

3. blister (body) (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

Synonymsbleb, bulla

Broader (hypernym)cyst, vesicle

Narrower (hyponym)blood blister, pustule, water blister

Domain categorypathology

English verb: blister

1. blister (change) get blistered

SamplesHer feet blistered during the long hike.

ExamplesDid his feet blister?


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce

Verb groupblister

2. blister (communication) subject to harsh criticism

SamplesThe Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday.
The professor scaled the students.
Your invectives scorched the community.

Synonymsscald, whip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

3. blister (change) cause blisters to form on

SamplesThe tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupblister, vesicate

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