snow blindness

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. snout beetle,
  2. snout reflex,
  3. snow,
  4. snow apple,
  5. snow banner,
  6. snow blower,
  7. snow board,
  8. snow bridge,
  9. snow bunting,
  10. snow cave

Origin of snow blindness

First recorded in 1740–50

Related formssnow-blind [snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/, adjective

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Medicine definitions for snow blindness

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.
Related formssnow-blind′ null adj.


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