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blisternoun [C]

 us   /ˈblɪs·tər/
a painful swelling on the skin, often filled with a watery liquid, caused by a burn or by rubbing against something: I got blisters from my new shoes.
A blister is also a raised place on a painted surface.
blister
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈblɪs·tər/
[T] Grace’s feet were blistered and numb with cold.
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blisternoun [C]

uk   /ˈblɪs.tər/  us   /ˈblɪs.tɚ/

blisterverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈblɪs.tər/  us   /ˈblɪs.tɚ/
to get blisters or cause blisters: The sun blistered the paintwork. I burned my shoulders over the weekend and they're starting to blister.
blistered
adjective uk   /ˈblɪs.təd/  us   /ˈblɪs.tɚd/
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