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color-blind

[kuhl-er-blahynd] /ˈkʌl ərˌblaɪnd/
adjective
1.
Ophthalmology. pertaining to or affected with color blindness.
2.
Photography. (of an emulsion) sensitive only to blue, violet, and ultraviolet rays.
3.
showing or characterized by freedom from racial bias; not influenced by skin color.
Origin of color-blind
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • But that sort of a temperature makes a man near-sighted and color-blind.

  • Perhaps you're color-blind, and can't distinguish red and yellow.

    An Unsocial Socialist George Bernard Shaw
  • "I believe I must be color-blind," said the Pumpkinhead, after staring about him.

  • I had a very intelligent friend who was dismissed from an important position because he was color-blind.

    What and Where is God? Richard La Rue Swain
  • The man who wrote that phrase must have been not only color-blind, he must have been color-dead!

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • color-blind individuals would have a visibility curve very different from normal individuals.

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey

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