an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.

1920–25; wind1 + burn1

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

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

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Weeks later, she still looked as if she had windburn from skiing.
Dwarf conifers and broadleaf evergreens such as holly and rhododendrons are
  susceptible to dehydration and windburn in winter.
Once the leaves have been damaged by windburn, they will not recover.
Watch shrubs for signs of stress due to lack of moisture or windburn.
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