Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blister

3 senses of blister

Sense 1
blister -- (a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint))
       => defect, fault, flaw -- (an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer")

Sense 2
blister -- ((botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin)
       => plant process, enation -- (a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ)

Sense 3
blister, bulla, bleb -- ((pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid)
       => vesicle, cyst -- (a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blister

3 senses of blister

Sense 1
blister, vesicate -- (get blistered; "Her feet blistered during the long hike")
       => swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

Sense 2
blister, scald, whip -- (subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community")
       => attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

Sense 3
blister -- (cause blisters to form on; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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