Use the adjective blistering to mean extremely hot. You might love living in Georgia, except for the blistering heat in the summer time.

A baker has to remove her loaves of bread carefully from the oven because of the blistering heat. You can also use blistering to mean a different kind of heat: "Her blistering criticism took him by surprise." Or a racer might set out on a track at a blistering pace, one that's incredibly fast or impressive. The original, hot meaning of blistering comes from the idea that something is "hot enough to form blisters."

Definitions of blistering
  1. adjective
    hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
    blistering sun”
    synonyms: blistery
    used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
  2. noun
    the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    synonyms: vesication, vesiculation
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    type of:
    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  3. adjective
    harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering criticism”
    synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, astringent, bitter, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
  4. adjective
    very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
    “a blistering pace”
    synonyms: hot, red-hot
    acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
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