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blistering

adjective uk   /ˈblɪs.tər.ɪŋ/ us    /-tɚ-/

blistering adjective (HOT)

extremely hot: We went out in the blistering heat.

blistering adjective (FAST)

extremely fast: The runners set off at a blistering pace.

blistering adjective (ANGRY)

extremely angry and unkind: blistering remarks/sarcasm
Translations of “blistering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱, 極熱的…
in Russian гневный, разъяренный, обжигающий…
in Turkish sivri dilli, öfkeli, zehir zemberek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热, 极热的…
in Polish zaciekły, piekący, błyskawiczny…
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