American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing or tending to cause blisters.
- n. Same as blister, 5.
- v. present participle of blister.
- adj. Causing blisters
- adj. Very hot
- adj. Harsh or corrosive
- adj. Very aggressive
- adj. Very fast
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; -- of comments about people or their actions.
- adj. intensely hot.
- adj. very fast.
- 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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“If one of the objectives of this series is to convince me to go out and buy the novel, or any novel by Phillip K. Dick, then the folks at Boom! can give themselves a skin blistering pat on the back.”
“However, potential complications include: bleeding infection skin blistering, scarring or ulceration nerve damage injury to surrounding structures (skin, nerves or organs) allergic reaction to X-ray dye or sclerosant blood in the urine”
“No one answers, she said, standing in blistering heat outside a check-cashing store that had just run out of its main commodity.”
“In Chicago, Murphy calls blistering press conferences to parcel out the blame.”
“He lays great stress on boiled oil holding water in suspense to cause blistering, which is merely a conjecture.”
“But Gibbs denied it, and said the blistering was the effect of frost, as the negro was much exposed to before being taken up.”
“But Gibbs denied it, and said the blistering was the effect of frost, as the negro was much exposed to it before being taken up.”
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