blistering

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."

Primary Meanings of blistering

1.
adjn
hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
2.
adj
harsh or corrosive in tone
3.
adj
very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
Full Definitions of blistering
1

adj hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters

blistering sun”
Synonyms:
blistery
hot
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

n the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin

Synonyms:
vesication, vesiculation
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms
2

adj harsh or corrosive in tone

blistering criticism”
Synonyms:
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
unpleasant
disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
3

adj very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

“a blistering pace”
Synonyms:
hot, red-hot
fast
acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

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