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blind

adjective uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind adjective (SIGHT)

B1 unable to see: She's been blind since birth. He started to go (= become) blind in his sixties.Handicap and the disabledEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers

blind adjective (EXTREME)

describes an extreme feeling that happens without thought or reason: blind anger/faith/prejudiceStrong feelings

blind adjective (NOT CONSCIOUS)

describes an extreme feeling that happens without thought or reason: blind anger/faith/prejudice He was blind with fury (= so angry that he could not behave reasonably).Strong feelings be blind to sth C2 to not be conscious of something or to refuse to notice something that is obvious to others: She seems blind to his faults.Unaware
blindness
noun [U] uk   /ˈblaɪnd.nəs/ us  
Handicap and the disabledUnaware

blind

verb [T] uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind verb [T] (DAMAGE SIGHT)

to make someone unable to see, permanently or for a short time: She was blinded in an accident at an early age. Turning the corner the sun blinded me, so I didn't see the other car.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasersHandicap and the disabled

blind verb [T] (CAUSE TO IGNORE)

to make someone unable to notice or understand something: We mustn't let our prejudices blind us to the facts of the situation.Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand

blind

noun uk   /blaɪnd/ us  

blind noun (WINDOW)

[C] (US shade) a cover for a window made of a single piece or strips of cloth, paper, or plastic that is pulled up or down by a string: a roller blind a Venetian blindCurtains and wallpaper

blind noun (SIGHT)

the blind C1 [plural] people who are unable to see: She trains guide dogs for the blind.Handicap and the disabled
(Definition of blind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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