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windburn

[wind-burn] /ˈwɪndˌbɜrn/
noun
1.
an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; wind1 + burn1
Related forms
windburned, adjective
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Examples from the web for windburn
  • 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.
  • Transport and storage of all stock shall be done in a manner that prevents windburn and drying.
  • If the tree will not fit in the vehicle, wrap it in a tarp to prevent windburn and needle loss during transportation.
  • Remember that it is easy to get windburn and sunburned in the winter, so wear protection on your face and lips.
  • Trucks used for transporting plants shall be equipped with covers to protect plants from windburn.
British Dictionary definitions for windburn

windburn

/ˈwɪndˌbɜːn/
noun
1.
irritation and redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to winds of high velocity
Derived Forms
windburnt, windburned, adjective
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windburn in Medicine

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

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