Definition of blinding in English:

blinding

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Pronunciation: /ˈblʌɪndɪŋ
 
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adjective

1(Of light) very bright and likely to dazzle or cause temporary blindness: the sunlight outside was blinding figurative a blinding flash of inspiration
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  • There was a blinding flash of white light as the blade struck home.
  • Photographers following Diana and Dodi claimed they saw a blinding flash of light as Diana's car entered the underpass where it went out of control.
  • The cold darkness was suddenly lit brightly by a blinding flash of light.
1.1Temporarily obstructing the vision: blinding rain
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  • Conditions on Australia's east coast were vastly improved yesterday from the blinding rain that greeted the 57 starters a day earlier.
  • Folks elsewhere are dealing with snow, blinding rain, even flooding.
  • A swirling wind and blinding rain destroyed the quality of play.
1.2(Especially of pain) very intense: I’ve got a blinding headache
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  • A swollen jaw and blinding pain made worse by gentle breezes on the cheek indicate a trip to the dentist is necessary.
  • And with that said her hands began to move, carefully applying pressure at particular points to help ease the blinding pain.
  • A blinding pain burns in my left shoulder, and I yell in pain.
2British informal (Of an action) remarkably skilful and exciting: he denied Norwich victory with two blinding saves
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  • A first-half spectator, he made three blinding saves in the second-half that kept his side in the contest as Addingham struggled to raise their game and cohesion.
  • Henderson earned his corn with a blinding save from Terriers dangerman Chris Brandon as City clung precariously to their lead.
  • A good save from Wilkshire was the appetiser for a blinding effort to deny League One's top scorer Leroy Lita from adding to his six-goal tally.

noun

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1The process of covering a newly made road with grit to fill cracks.
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  • Formation appears to have deteriorated after rain and was not properly cleared out after blinding.
  • Blinding with 3mm to dust local stone may be necessary to produce a surface suitable for horses and ordinary cycles.
  • The latest technical development of Kirchner is the paver-integrated Gritter, which places the chipping for blinding of the road directly behind the paving screed in one process and improves the quality of the road significantly.
1.1Grit used to cover a newly made road.
1.2A thin bed of concrete laid down over an area before the main mass of concrete is put in place.
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  • The gravel blinding further helps to blend the revetment into its surroundings.
  • If a reduced fines sub-base layer is specified, this must be covered with either a geotextile filter membrane and/or a suitable clean gravel blinding layer, to avoid fine particles entering the sub-base layer.
  • The invert of the 4100 Level was graded with a gravel blinding layer (Roktek).

Derivatives

blindingly

adverb
[as submodifier]: the reason was blindingly obvious
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  • The reason is blindingly obvious, yet profoundly significant.
  • Record collectors are all awful with money, for the blindingly obvious reason that they spend it all on records.
  • Ideally, of course, there would be a blindingly obvious reason for this state of affairs.

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