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snow-blind

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Definition of snow-blind in English:

adjective

Temporarily blinded by the glare of light reflected by a large expanse of snow.
Example sentences
  • The leader, an American man, was stuck on the South Col, snow-blind with a dead radio.
  • At 28,126 feet, exhausted from the delicate, perilous climbing and realizing that he was going snow-blind, Norton turned back.
  • By morning three of the eight were completely snow-blind and all but two were in extreme pain.

Derivatives

snow blindness

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noun
Example sentences
  • Most people can only imagine what an attempt to reach Mount Everest's 29,035-foot summit is like: laboring to find oxygen, battling snow blindness, tunneling through 60-mile-an-hour winds.
  • The glass lenses feature 93 percent visible light reduction - essential for avoiding snow blindness while on glaciers - and an antiglare coating.
  • During World War II, medics accompanying German mountain troops were experts at treating frostbite, snow blindness, and other problems.

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