Definition of flash burn in English:

flash burn

Syllabification: flash burn


  • A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion.
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    • 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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