[ wind-burn ]
/ ˈwɪndˌbɜrn /
an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.
Related formswind·burned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for windburn
/ (ˈwɪndˌbɜːn) /
irritation and redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to winds of high velocity
Derived Formswindburnt or windburned, adjective
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Medicine definitions for windburn
[ wĭnd′bûrn′ ]
A reddened irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind.
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