windburn
noun Date: 1925 irritation of the skin caused by wind • windburned adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Windburn — is a skin condition where wind removes the top layer of oil from the skin. Although colloqially named windburn , the condition is caused through the lack of oil causing excessive dryness of the skin, leading to redness and a soreness as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • windburn — [wind′bʉrn΄] n. a roughened, reddened, sore condition of the skin, caused by overexposure to the wind …   English World dictionary

  • windburn — windburned, adj. /wind berrn /, n. an inflammation of the skin, esp. that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the wind. [1920 25; WIND1 + BURN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • windburn — noun an irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind …   Wiktionary

  • windburn — Erythema of the face due to exposure to wind. * * * wind·burn .bərn n irritation of the skin caused by wind wind·burned .bərnd adj * * * wind·burn (windґbərn) chapping of the skin caused by excessive exposure to wind …   Medical dictionary

  • windburn — wind|burn [ wınd,bɜrn ] noun uncount red skin that you get when you have been in a strong wind …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • windburn — n. skin inflammation caused by exposure to wind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • windburn — noun reddening and soreness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to the wind. Derivatives windburned (also windburnt) adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • windburn — wind•burn [[t]ˈwɪndˌbɜrn[/t]] n. pat an inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the wind • Etymology: 1920–25 wind′burned , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • windburn — /ˈwɪndbɜn/ (say windbern) noun inflammation of the face, hands, etc., caused by excessive exposure to the wind. {wind1 + burn1} …   Australian English dictionary

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