A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: flash burn
Definition of flash burn in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.