blisteringly

blistering

[blis-ter-ing]
adjective
1.
causing a blister or blisters.
2.
(especially of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
3.
very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.
noun
4.
the act or an instance of forming a blister or blisters.
5.
a series or group of blisters, as on a painted surface.

Origin:
1555–65; blister + -ing2

blisteringly, adverb
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blistering (ˈblɪstərɪŋ, -trɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  (of weather) extremely hot
2.  (of criticism) extremely harsh
 
'blisteringly
 
adv

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blister
c.1300, from O.Fr. blestre "blister, lump, bump," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. O.N. blastr "a blowing," dat. blæstri "swelling"), or from M.Du. blyster "swelling;" perhaps ult. from PIE *bhel- (2); see bole. The verb meaning "to raise blisters on" is from late 15c.
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blistering blis·ter·ing (blĭs'tər-ĭng)
n.
See vesiculation.

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