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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And a blinding dust storm swept across portions of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "The weather in the Middle East has gone haywire because of a freak storm," 27 Apr. 2018 The Flashing Lights Loose Powder Pigments are the secret to a blinding glow. Marci Robin, Allure, "KKW Beauty Is Launching Super-Colorful Flashing Lights Powders for Kim’s Birthday," 15 Oct. 2018 With dark falling, and the storm still blowing, the two are evacuated to the nearest infirmary with one of the paleontologists driving—at least an hour and a half away by truck in the blinding storm. Jason Harper, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Hunt for Dinosaur Bones in the Gobi Desert," 20 July 2018 One of them featured a blinding neckplate with her name, and pointed black Christian Louboutin pumps rounded out her look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Of Course Cardi B and Offset’s Courtside Couple’s Style Is Over-the-Top," 24 Nov. 2018 The sun comes out and transforms the bay to a blinding mirror. Neel Mukherjee, New York Times, "A Veritable No Man’s Land, Off the Coast of Scotland," 7 May 2018 In all, Moncler scheduled 10 different product drops between June and the end of 2018, ranging from workaday puffers that account for the bulk of Moncler’s sales to quirkier collections created for their blinding viral moment. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "How CEO Remo Ruffini Is Reinventing Moncler for a Faster Fashion World," 8 Oct. 2018 Then watch in awe as the video captures the wildest, most blinding moments of the headline set. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Watch ODESZA's Sold-Out NYC Show Get Moving Video Recap," 18 Jan. 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

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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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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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