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

  • noun A blistering agent, especially mustard gas, used in chemical warfare.
  • adjective Causing blisters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing a bleb or blister; blistering; epispastic; vesicatory.
  • noun A vesicating agent; an epispastic or vesicatory, as cantharides; a blister.

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

  • noun (Med.) A vesicatory.

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

  • adjective Causing blistering to the skin.
  • noun Any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin.

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

  • noun a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
  • adjective causing blisters


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