wind burn

windburn

[wind-burn]
noun
an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.

Origin:
1920–25; wind1 + burn1

windburned, adjective
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windburn (ˈwɪndˌbɜːn)
 
n
irritation and redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to winds of high velocity
 
'windburnt
 
adj
 
'windburned
 
adj

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windburn wind·burn (wĭnd'bûrn')
n.
A reddened irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind.

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