blinding

[ blahyn-ding ]
/ ˈblaɪn dɪŋ /

noun

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.

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Origin of blinding

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blind, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM blinding

non·blind·ing, adjectivenon·blind·ing·ly, adverbun·blind·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blinding

blinding
/ (ˈblaɪndɪŋ) /

noun

sand or grit spread over a road surface to fill up cracks
the process of laying blinding
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

making one blind or as if blindblinding snow
most noticeable; brilliant or dazzlinga blinding display of skill

Derived forms of blinding

blindingly, adverb
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