Blistering is a very strong word that is used to describe something that is very hot. When you blister, you get a lot of red and pus-filled bumps on your skin.

  • The sun was blistering and the heat was unbearable.

  • The heat was blistering, and I couldn't stand it.

Definition of blistering


the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin


vesication, vesiculation


hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters




harsh or corrosive in tone


acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic


very fast; capable of quick response and great speed


hot, red-hot

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Example Sentences for blistering

  • 1

    It is sometimes called blister variegation.

  • 2

    The days were blistering hot and the nights were frigid.

  • 3

    The oldest one is the borax bead test or blister test.

  • 4

    The player informs Blister of the plan to reclaim the Duel Runner and Deck.

  • 5

    He was known for his blistering pace, deft touches, and work at the breakdown.

  • 6

    The pinch line is drawn down the strip length forcing the blister ahead of it.

  • 7

    Because it's an irritant and blistering agent.

  • 8

    Blister was one of the victims of the merger.

  • 9

    The match was played in blistering heat.

  • 10

    To 'bolster' is the act of getting a blister.