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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: blestre, blostre 'swelling on the skin', from Middle Dutch bluyster 'blister'

blister

1 noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
blis‧ter1 [countable]
1MI a swelling on your skin containing clear liquid, caused for example by a burn or continuous rubbing:
New shoes always give me blisters.
2DT a swelling on the surface of metal, rubber, painted wood etc

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