Blistered



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.
Military. a transparent bulge or dome on the fuselage of an airplane, usually for mounting a gun.
Photography. 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.
Contemporary Examples

Egypt Targets ‘Terrorists’ in Ongoing Violence Sophia Jones August 19, 2013
Into the Heart of Turkey Sophie Menin September 27, 2010

Historical Examples

Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate
The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
Silver Pitchers: and Independence Louisa May Alcott
The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.
Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Samuel Richardson
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward

noun
a small bubble-like elevation of the skin filled with serum, produced as a reaction to a burn, mechanical irritation, etc
a swelling containing air or liquid, as on a painted surface
a transparent dome or any bulge on the fuselage of an aircraft, such as one used for observation
(slang) an irritating person
(NZ, slang) a rebuke
verb
to have or cause to have blisters
(transitive) to attack verbally with great scorn or sarcasm
n.
v.

An annoying person without whom one could do nicely: He’s not quite a jerk, just a blister (1800s+)
A prostitute (mid-1800s+)
A bubble-shaped transparent covering on an aircraft cockpit, roof opening, etc (1940s+)

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