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windburn

[ wind-burn ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbɜrn /
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noun
an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.
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Origin of windburn

First recorded in 1920–25; wind1 + burn1

OTHER WORDS FROM windburn

windburned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for windburn

windburn
/ (ˈwɪndˌbɜːn) /

noun
irritation and redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to winds of high velocity

Derived forms of windburn

windburnt or windburned, adjective
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