blind·​ing | \ ˈblīn-diŋ How to pronounce blinding (audio) \

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

Recent Examples on the Web That can lead to serious eye problems in the future, including some potentially blinding diseases. Olivia Killeen, The Conversation, "Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight," 21 May 2020 Despite the blinding spotlight on Ukraine, the Trump administration's policy toward that Kyiv remains pocked with uncertainty. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "What we learned (and still don't know) after the Trump impeachment saga," 5 Feb. 2020 The heroes are pretty boilerplate, and their abilities—teleporting, going invisible, laying down waves of damage, blinding foes, etc. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Crucible, Amazon’s new online shooter: Alexa, does this game have a chance?," 19 May 2020 But what was important about the 2006 study was that Griffiths and his team proved this benefit of psychedelic usage, scientifically: with double-blinding protocols, peer reviews, exhaustive observations, and the like. John Semley, The New Republic, "Turn On, Tune In, Cash In," 27 Apr. 2020 Zobayan had nearly navigated the helicopter out of blinding clouds when the aircraft suddenly turned and plunged into the mountainside. NBC News, "Families sue helicopter company in deadly Kobe Bryant crash," 21 Apr. 2020 At a pivotal moment in the opera, Bartok calls forth a massive outburst, with blinding brass. New York Times, "Loud, Louder, Loudest: How Classical Music Started to Roar," 17 Apr. 2020 Two people died and dozens were injured when the blinding conditions triggered a pileup on Interstate 80 about 150 miles northwest of Philadelphia. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Cold, wind chill and deadly snow squall: Millions in the Northeast shiver in Arctic-like weather," 19 Dec. 2019 But with youthful joie de vivre and moving gravitas, gorgeous piano work and a radiant voice, John was worth every penny at the Milwaukee stop, managing to outshine even his blinding legacy. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The 15 best Milwaukee concerts of 2019 (and the worst show of the year)," 9 Dec. 2019

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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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“Blinding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blinding

: very bright or strong especially : so bright or strong that you cannot see
: very fast

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