fever blister

fe·ver blis·ter
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver blis-ter]
    • /ˈfi vər ˈblɪs tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver blis-ter]
    • /ˈfi vər ˈblɪs tər/

Definitions of fever blister words

  • noun fever blister cold sore. 1
  • noun fever blister oral herpes: cold sore 1
  • countable noun fever blister Fever blisters are small sore spots that sometimes appear on or near someone's lips and nose when they have a cold. 0
  • noun fever blister cold sore 0

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Origin of fever blister

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Fever blister


fever blister popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for fever blister

noun fever blister

  • blister — A blister is a painful swelling on the surface of your skin. Blisters contain a clear liquid and are usually caused by heat or by something repeatedly rubbing your skin.
  • vesicle — a small sac or cyst.
  • bulla — a leaden seal affixed to a papal bull, having a representation of Saints Peter and Paul on one side and the name of the reigning pope on the other
  • herpes labialis — oral herpes.
  • oral herpes — a disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 1, characterized primarily by a cluster of small, transient blisters chiefly at the edge of the lip or nostril; herpes labialis.

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