Blister plaster
Blister Blis"ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle. [1913 Webster]

And painful blisters swelled my tender hands. --Grainger. [1913 Webster]

2. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the surface, as on steel. [1913 Webster]

3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Blister beetle}, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the {Lytta vesicatoria} (or {Cantharis vesicatoria}), called {Cantharis} or {Spanish fly} by druggists. See {Cantharis}.

{Blister fly}, a blister beetle.

{Blister plaster}, a plaster designed to raise a blister; -- usually made of Spanish flies.

{Blister steel}, crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation; -- so called because of its blistered surface. Called also {blistered steel}.

{Blood blister}. See under {Blood}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blister-plaster — blisˈter plaster noun A plaster made of Spanish flies, used to raise a blister • • • Main Entry: ↑blister …   Useful english dictionary

  • blister plaster — /ˈblɪstə ˌplastə/ (say blistuh .plahstuh) noun Medicine a plaster (often bearing blister beetles) applied to the skin to raise blisters …   Australian English dictionary

  • Blister — Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blister beetle — Blister Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blister fly — Blister Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blister steel — Blister Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blister — I. /ˈblɪstə / (say blistuh) noun 1. a thin vesicle on the skin, containing watery matter or serum, as from a burn or other injury. 2. any similar swelling, as an air bubble in a casting or a paint blister. 3. → blister pearl. 4. (formerly) a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • plaster — 1. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and that becomes adhesive at the temperature of the body; used to keep the edges of a wound in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, and, when medicated, to redden or blister the skin, as in… …   Medical dictionary

  • blister — I. n. 1. Vesicle, pustule, blain, bleb, blob. 2. Puffy film, bleb, blob, air bubble. 3. Vesicatory, vesicant, blistering plaster, sinapism. II. v. a. Raise blisters on, vesicate. III. v. n. Rise in blisters, form vesicles or blebs …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Blood blister — Blister Blis ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See {Blow} to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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