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blisternoun [C]

 us   /ˈblɪs·tər/
a ​painfulswelling on the ​skin, often ​filled with a ​wateryliquid, caused by a ​burn or by ​rubbing against something: I got blisters from my new ​shoes. A blister is also a ​raisedplace 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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"blister" in British English

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blisternoun [C]

uk   /ˈblɪs.tər/  us   /-tɚ/

blisterverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈblɪs.tər/  us   /-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   /-təd/  us   /-tɚd/
(Definition of blister from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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