windburn

[wind-burn]

noun

an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind.

Origin of windburn

First recorded in 1920–25; wind1 + burn1
Related formswind·burned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for windburn

windburn

noun

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

windburn

[wĭndbûrn′]

n.

A reddened irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind.
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