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English definition of “snow blindness”

snow blindness

noun [U] uk   us  
a temporary loss of sight that is caused by the brightness of light reflected by large areas of snow or iceEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
snow-blind
adjective uk   /ˈsnəʊ.blaɪnd/ us    /ˈsnoʊ-/
Halfway up the mountain I suddenly went snow-blind.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
(Definition of snow blindness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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