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snow blindness

noun
1.
the usually temporary dimming of the sight caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
Related forms
snow-blind
[snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-blind

snow-blind

adjective
1.
temporarily unable to see or having impaired vision because of the intense reflection of sunlight from snow
Derived Forms
snow blindness, noun
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Word Origin and History for snow-blind
adj.

1748, from snow (n.) + blind (adj.).

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snow-blind in Medicine

snow blindness n.
A usually temporary loss of vision and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea caused by exposure to bright sunlight and ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice.


snow'-blind' or snow'-blind'ed adj.
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