Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Intensely hot.
  • adjective Harsh; severe.
  • adjective Very rapid.
  • adjective Producing a blister or blisters.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of blister.
  • adjective Causing blisters
  • adjective Very hot
  • adjective Harsh or corrosive
  • adjective Very aggressive
  • adjective Very fast

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

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

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Examples

  • Hell, I'm more than willing to pass the horn around so you can all have a blow, and no, that's not oral herpes I've got, but simply blistering from the scorching sun as I made my way home from the desert city of Shem.

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  • Hell, I'm more than willing to pass the horn around so you can all have a blow, and no, that's not oral herpes I've got, but simply blistering from the scorching sun as I made my way home from the desert city of Shem.

    We've Got Stones!

  • 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

    Sclerotherapy

  • 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.

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  • No one answers, she said, standing in blistering heat outside a check-cashing store that had just run out of its main commodity.

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  • In Chicago, Murphy calls blistering press conferences to parcel out the blame.

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  • But Gibbs denied it, and said the blistering was the effect of frost, as the negro was much exposed to before being taken up.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • But Gibbs denied it, and said the blistering was the effect of frost, as the negro was much exposed to before being taken up.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4

  • He lays great stress on boiled oil holding water in suspense to cause blistering, which is merely a conjecture.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884

  • 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.

    American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

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