Definition of flash burn in English:

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flash burn

Pronunciation: /ˈflaSH ˌbərn/


A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion.
Example sentences
  • The heat from this arc can cause superficial flash burns to exposed body parts, typically the face and hands.
  • The flash of thermal radiation produces these flash burns right after the explosion.
  • All of her wounds had been cauterized by the flash burns, which kept her from bleeding to death.

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Syllabification: flash burn

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