Meaning of “snow blindness” in the English Dictionary

"snow blindness" in British English

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snow blindnessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsnəʊ ˌblaɪnd.nəs/ us /ˈsnoʊ ˌblaɪnd.nəs/

a temporary loss of sight that is caused by the brightness of light reflected by large areas of snow or ice

adjective uk /ˈsnəʊ.blaɪnd/ us /ˈsnoʊ-/

Halfway up the mountain I suddenly went snow-blind.

(Definition of “snow blindness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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