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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 of snow blindness
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50
Related forms
snow-blind
[snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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snow blindness 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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