snow blindness


noun

the usually temporary dimming of the sight caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow.

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Origin of snow blindness

First recorded in 1740–50

OTHER WORDS FROM snow blindness

snow-blind [snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-blind

snow-blind

adjective

temporarily unable to see or having impaired vision because of the intense reflection of sunlight from snow

Derived forms of snow-blind

snow blindness, noun
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Medical definitions for snow-blind

snow blindness
[ snō ]

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.

Other words from snow blindness

snow-blind′ null adj.
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