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Definition of "blister" []

  • A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation. (noun)
  • A similar swelling on a plant. (noun)
  • A raised bubble, as on a painted or laminated surface. (noun)
  • A rounded, bulging, usually transparent structure, such as one used for observation on certain aircraft or for display and protection of packaged products. (noun)
  • To cause a blister to form on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blister" in a sentence
  • "Remember how Accutane came in blister packs, and the no-pregnancy symbols on the back of _every_ _single_ _blister_?"
  • "I buy the Raid in blister packs of three at Costco."
  • "But plastic wrapped things, shrink-wrapped items, equipment sold in blister packs or sealed in a stiff transparent plastic, those we did not have … much."