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[ blahyn-ding ]


  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.


/ ˈblaɪndɪŋ /


  1. sand or grit spread over a road surface to fill up cracks
  2. the process of laying blinding
  3. Also calledmattress a layer of concrete made with little cement spread over soft ground to seal it so that reinforcement can be laid on it


  1. making one blind or as if blind

    blinding snow

  2. most noticeable; brilliant or dazzling

    a blinding display of skill

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Derived Forms

  • ˈblindingly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • non·blinding adjective
  • non·blinding·ly adverb
  • un·blinding adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of blinding1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; blind, -ing 1
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Example Sentences

What astronomers could never do until now was see the planet itself, since spotting so small a body in the blinding glare of its parent star would be like standing a block away and trying to see a moth fluttering next to a streetlight.

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Plants also make for a darker land surface compared with blinding desert sands, so that the ground absorbs more heat, Chandan says.

For instance, landscape lights average around 150 lumens, giving your property a classy glow instead of a blinding shine.

Rose Lavelle’s first match back in the National Women’s Soccer League on Sunday was a reintroduction of her blinding ability and superstar qualities.

After the blinding pain subsided, she realized that her crush was nowhere to be found.

It looks like a futuristic chaise longue, and is almost Grecian in its blinding-white color.

They were two artists at the pinnacle of their careers combining their respective star powers into one nearly blinding supernova.

After using her hands to clear her windpipe, she freed her eyes from the embers that were blinding her vision.

Farah channeled Hollywood's Golden Age as she rocked a full-length turquoise and blinding sparkles mermaid dress.

It may be noted in passing that in the three miracles in Matthew of exorcising a blinding demon the title “Son of David” is used.

Once more the smoke grew blinding, and one of Dane's beasts went down.

It seemed to fall from the ceiling in blinding rays, it oozed from the walls in mouldings, sashes, framings of every kind.

Again the blinding light struck at me, the sickening shaking of the vibrance welled through me.

The warrior staggered clear of the block, his desperate plight blinding him to all else.


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