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English definition of “snow blindness”

snow blindness

noun [U]    
a temporary loss of sight that is caused by the brightness of light reflected by large areas of snow or ice Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers snow-blind     /ˈsnəʊ.blaɪnd/ US  /ˈsnoʊ-/ adjective Halfway up the mountain I suddenly went snow-blind.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
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