windblown

adjective
wind·​blown | \ˈwin(d)-ˌblōn \

Definition of windblown 

: blown by the wind especially : having a permanent set or character of growth determined by the prevailing winds windblown trees

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Intensely fertile, the region is defined by its dunelike hills, formed eons ago by windblown silt. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Getaway to the ‘Tuscany of America’," 27 July 2018 These mounds of windblown sand stretched for miles and were one of the greatest barriers between Curiosity and its destination — Mount Sharp, toward the crater's interior. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "Curiosity’s five-year journey across Mars — in one stunning photo," 3 Feb. 2018 Mami was kicking and slapping at my father, trying to get free, her hair windblown and tangled. Longreads, "La Otra," 26 June 2018 Authorities halted operations at Ngurah Rai International Airport before dawn on Friday, concerned that windblown ash from new eruptions at Mount Agung could interfere with flights. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Bali Airport Reopens After Volcanic Ash Clears," 29 June 2018 Shared values' On the windblown cliffs of western Scotland, there are whispers that Trump could also squeeze in a round of golf during his brief trip. NBC News, "Trump's visit to Britain faces mass protest marches — and a giant baby blimp," 24 June 2018 Sensitive to the thinness of the membrane, the robotic arm, like the spider, applied just the right amount of material needed to support the windblown membrane above it. Michael Rowe, Popular Mechanics, "Underwater Spiderwebs Inspired This Bizarre Building," 17 July 2015 For example, silica, which makes up around 60 percent of windblown desert dust, is known to cause chronic lung inflammation, lung cancer and autoimmune diseases. Smithsonian, "How Climate Changed-Fueled “Mega Droughts” Could Harm Human Health," 12 June 2018 Scientists didn’t expect to find windblown dunes on Pluto. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pluto dune mystery challenges scientists' frame of reference," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of windblown

1599, in the meaning defined above

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windblown

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of windblown

: carried through the air by the wind

: made messy by the wind

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