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5 definitions found
 for Blinding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blinding \Blind"ing\, a.
     Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of
     understanding; obscuring; as, blinding tears; blinding snow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blind \Blind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blinded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Blinding.]
     1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. "To
        blind the truth and me." --Tennyson.
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              A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a
              guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . .
              a much greater.                       --South.
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     2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult
        for and painful to; to dazzle.
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              Her beauty all the rest did blind.    --P. Fletcher.
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     3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to
        conceal; to deceive.
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              Such darkness blinds the sky.         --Dryden.
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              The state of the controversy between us he
              endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
                                                    --Stillingfleet.
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     4. To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a
        road newly paved, in order that the joints between the
        stones may be filled.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blinding \Blind"ing\, n.
     A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved
     road. See Blind, v. t., 4.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blinding
      adj 1: shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding
             headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of
             sunlight"; "the glaring sun" [syn: blazing, blinding,
             dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "blinding":
     ablepsia, absolute, amaurosis, bedazzling, benightedness, bleeding,
     blessed, blind side, blind spot, blindfolding, blindness, blinking,
     blooming, blurring the eyes, bright, bright and shining, brilliant,
     cat-and-doggish, cataract, cecity, confounded, crude, darkness,
     dazzling, depriving of sight, dim-sightedness, doggone, downright,
     drippy, driving, drizzling, drizzly, drop serene, drumming,
     economic blindness, effulgent, ever-during dark, excecation,
     execrable, eyelessness, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy,
     flaunting, fulgent, fulgid, garish, gaudy, glaring, glary,
     glaucoma, gross, gutta serena, hoodwinking, infernal,
     lack of vision, loud, lurid, making blind, misty, misty-moisty,
     mizzly, niphablepsia, obscuring, outright, overbright,
     partial blindness, pelting, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, pouring,
     psychic blindness, rainy, rank, raw, reduced sight, refulgent,
     resplendent, screaming, showery, shrieking, sightless eyes,
     sightlessness, snow blindness, soul-blindness, spiritual blindness,
     splendent, splendid, splendorous, stone-blindness, streaming,
     total blindness, trachoma, unenlightenment, unmitigated,
     unseeingness, vivid
  
  

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