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snow blindness

  1. 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
Related formssnow-blind [snoh-blahynd] /ˈsnoʊˌblaɪnd/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for snow blindness

Historical Examples

  • This is an affliction almost identical in effect to snow-blindness.

    The Long Labrador Trail

    Dillon Wallace

  • The penalty for neglect might prove a serious attack of snow-blindness.

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • Then I was attacked by snow-blindness, the pain of which must be experienced to be realised.

  • Spectacles at once,” he said, “or I shall be having cases of snow-blindness to attend.

    Steve Young

    George Manville Fenn

  • It is the same, in a slightly different way, with snow-blindness.

snow blindness in Medicine

snow blindness

  1. 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.
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Related formssnow-blind′ null adj.
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