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blinding

[blahyn-ding] /ˈblaɪn dɪŋ/
noun
1.
a layer of sand or fine gravel for filling the gaps in the surfaces of a road or pavement, as one of crushed and compacted stone.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see blind, -ing1
Related forms
nonblinding, adjective
nonblindingly, adverb
unblinding, adjective
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blinding

/ˈblaɪndɪŋ/
noun
1.
sand or grit spread over a road surface to fill up cracks
2.
the process of laying blinding
3.
Also called mattress. a layer of concrete made with little cement spread over soft ground to seal it so that reinforcement can be laid on it
adjective
4.
making one blind or as if blind: blinding snow
5.
most noticeable; brilliant or dazzling: a blinding display of skill
Derived Forms
blindingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un blinding

blinding

adj.

1784, past participle adjective from blind (v.). Related: Blindingly.

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