blister blister  /b ˈlɪ stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
  2. (n) (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin
  3. (n) (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  4. (v) get blistered
  5. (v) subject to harsh criticism
  6. (v) cause blisters to form on

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Usage(s):

  1. Two new indie releases forgo connubial bliss for connubial blisters.
  2. The raw, ugly blisters show up without notice and are unpreventable.
  3. The first thing one notices about the opposition candidate is his face, full of scars and blisters that were absent from his once youthful, handsome visage just six months ago.

News

  1. Blue Jays blow 4-run lead in 6-4 loss to Rangers

    A bothersome blister didn't help Josh Johnson in his attempt to give the Blue Jays' bullpen a break.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Theater Review: No spark in ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

    Gina Gionfriddo’s "Rapture, Blister, Burn," being staged now by the Huntington Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Calderwood Pavilion, tries hard to explore new ideas about feminism. It tries hard to investigate the ramifications of Internet pornography. It tries hard to take an intellectual approach to horror movies and reality TV. And it tries hard to be funny while doing it.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  3. KU Med Center professor passes through Lawrence during walk across Kansas for stroke research

    Walking across the state of Kansas in about three weeks isn’t easy: You’ll get blisters, your feet will ache endlessly and you may find yourself covered in ticks after hiking through tallgrass prairie. But it still doesn't compare to what stroke survivors go through, and that's part of why Sandra Billinger, an assistant professor at the Kansas University Medical Center, is finishing up a 570 ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Lawrence Journal-World

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Quotes

  1. "Woody's got a blister and he's not going to pitch at all until after the break," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said after Saturday's game. "We didn't have Wood today at all. He can't pitch Sunday and probably won't be able to pitch in the...
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Lou Piniella Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It was just a blister, nothing serious," Hantuchova said. "I was trying to do the right things ...... but all credit to the way she was playing. She was serving great."
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Daniela Hantuchova Source: Forbes

  3. "This game is crazy. You've seen guys not get a hit in 15 at-bats but blister the ball all over the place," Nixon said. "You just can't explain some things. It's not I'm doing this or doing that. You just go through these spurts."
    on May 7, 2007 By: Trot Nixon Source: Forbes

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