blinding

adjective
blind·ing | \ ˈblīn-diŋ \

Definition of blinding 

1 : causing or seeming to cause blindness : making sight difficult or impossible a blinding light a blinding snowstorm a blinding headache [=an extremely painful headache]

2 : extremely or impressively fast a runner with blinding speed

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Other words from blinding

blindingly adverb
a blindingly bright light blindingly fast speed

Examples of blinding in a Sentence

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The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born," 5 July 2018 Blessed with blinding speed, Parker ranks as one of the best penetrating point guards in league history. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker’s fearless drives won’t be forgotten," 6 July 2018 The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born," 5 July 2018 There was a nearly blinding bombardment of photographers’ flashes, as at a Broadway opening. James Barron, New York Times, "Ivana Trump Wants to Talk Diet, Not Donald," 13 June 2018 The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born," 5 July 2018 The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born," 5 July 2018 The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the centre of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Image captures moment planet is born, scientists say," 2 July 2018 Leitner interviewed for a job in Detroit 40 years ago, landing in a blinding snowstorm. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Ted Leitner's return to the booth soothes concerned Padres fans," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of blinding

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blinding was in 1786

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