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4 definitions found
 for blistering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blister \Blis"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blistered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Blistering.]
     To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister
     form on.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Let my tongue blister.                   --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  blistering \blistering\ adj.
     1. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; -- of comments
        about people or their actions. blistering criticism
  
     Syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, caustic, scathing,
          venomous, virulent, vitriolic.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. intensely hot. blistering sun
  
     Syn: blistery.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. very fast; as, a blistering pace.
  
     Syn: red-hot, scorching.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blistering
      adj 1: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing
             otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments";
             "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter
             words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about
             political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical
             ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic
             critique" [syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid,
             bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous,
             sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic]
      2: hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering
         sun" [syn: blistering, blistery]
      3: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot
         sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start";
         "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: blistering,
         hot, red-hot]
      n 1: the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin [syn:
           vesiculation, vesication, blistering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "blistering":
     afflict, annoy, ardent, baking, beaten, blasted, blazing, blebby,
     bleeding, blessed, blistered, blistery, blooming, boiling, bother,
     branding, broiling, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, burning,
     burning hot, calcination, canicular, carbonated, carbonization,
     cauterization, cautery, chiffon, cineration, combustion,
     concremation, cracking, cremation, cupellation, cursed, cussed,
     deflagration, destructive distillation, discomfort, distillation,
     distilling, ebullient, effervescent, execrable, fatigue, feverish,
     fiery, fizzy, flaming, flushed, grilling, heated, hot, hot as fire,
     hot as hell, incineration, infernal, irk, irritate, jade,
     like a furnace, like an oven, overheated, overwarm, oxidation,
     oxidization, parching, piping hot, puffed, pyrolysis, red-hot,
     refining, roasting, scalding, scorching, scorification, searing,
     seething, self-immolation, simmering, singeing, sizzling,
     sizzling hot, smelting, smoking hot, souffle, souffleed, sparkling,
     spumescent, sudorific, suttee, sweating, sweaty, sweltering,
     sweltry, the stake, thermogenesis, toasting, torrid, vesicant,
     vesicated, vesication, vesicatory, vesicular, wear, whipped,
     white-hot
  
  

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