Blister

Definition of Blister

Blis´ter
n.1.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.
And painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
- Grainger.
2.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.
3.A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister.
Blister beetle
a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the Lytta vesicatoria (or Cantharis vesicatoria), called Cantharis or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis.
Blister fly
a blister beetle.
Blister plaster
a plaster designed to raise a blister; - usually made of Spanish flies.
Blister steel
crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation; - so called because of its blistered surface. Called also blistered steel.
Blood blister
See under Blood.
v. i.1.To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on.
[imp. & p. p. Blistered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blistering.]
Let my tongue blister.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To raise a blister or blisters upon.
My hands were blistered.
- Franklin.
2.To give pain to, or to injure, as if by a blister.
This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongue.
- Shak.

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