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Dictionary definition for: Blistering

1. (n) the formation of vesicles

2. (s) 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

3. (s) hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering sun"

4. (s) very fast; "a blistering pace" "got off to a hot start" "in hot pursuit" "a red-hot line drive"

5. (s) marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists" "her vituperative railing"

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