ETYM Old Eng.; akin to OD. bluyster, from the same root as blast, bladder, blow. Related to Blow to eject wind.
(Pathology) An elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid; SYN. bulla, bleb.
1. An elevation of the epidermis containing watery liquid.
2. An enclosed raised spot (as in paint) resembling a blister.
3. An agent (as lewisite) that causes blistering.
4. A fungal disease of plants marked by raised patches on the leaves.
5. Any of various structures that bulge out (as a gunner's compartment on a bomber.
1. To get blistery.
2. To scorch with words; SYN. whip.
Swelling on the surface of the body containing clear fluid (serum) or, more rarely, blood or pus. Blisters occur mostly on the skin of the hands or feet and are caused by friction.