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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Intensely hot: a blistering sun.
  • adj. Harsh; severe: blistering criticism.
  • adj. Very rapid: a blistering pace.
  • adj. Producing a blister or blisters: a blistering agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of blister.
  • adj. Causing blisters
  • adj. Very hot
  • adj. Harsh or corrosive
  • adj. Very aggressive
  • adj. Very fast

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; -- of comments about people or their actions.
  • adj. intensely hot.
  • adj. very fast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing or tending to cause blisters.
  • n. Same as blister, 5.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. harsh or corrosive in tone
  • adj. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • n. the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
  • adj. hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters

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