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purblind

[ pur-blahynd ]
/ ˈpɜrˌblaɪnd /
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adjective

nearly or partially blind; dim-sighted.
slow or deficient in understanding, imagination, or vision.
Obsolete. totally blind.

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Origin of purblind

1250–1300; Middle English pur blind completely blind; see pure (in obsolete adv. sense), blind

synonym study for purblind

1, 2. See blind.

OTHER WORDS FROM purblind

purblindly, adverbpurblindness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for purblind

purblind
/ (ˈpɜːˌblaɪnd) /

adjective

partly or nearly blind
lacking in insight or understanding; obtuse

Word Origin for purblind

C13: see pure, blind; compare parboil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for purblind

purblind
[ pûrblīnd′ ]

adj.

Having poor vision; nearly or partly blind.
Slow in understanding or discernment; dull.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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