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blinding


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  blind  guide  is  certainly  a  great  mischief;  but  a 
  guide  that  blinds  those  whom  he  should  lead  is  .  .  . 
  a  much  greater.  --South. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  partially  of  vision;  to  make  vision  difficult 
  for  and  painful  to  to  dazzle. 
 
  Her  beauty  all  the  rest  did  blind.  --P.  Fletcher. 
 
  3.  To  darken;  to  obscure  to  the  eye  or  understanding;  to 
  conceal;  to  deceive. 
 
  Such  darkness  blinds  the  sky.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  state  of  the  controversy  between  us  he 
  endeavored,  with  all  his  art,  to  blind  and  confound. 
  --Stillingfleet. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blinding  \Blind"ing\,  a. 
  Making  blind  or  as  if  blind;  depriving  of  sight  or  of 
  understanding;  obscuring;  as  blinding  tears;  blinding  snow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blinding  \Blind"ing\,  n. 
  A  thin  coating  of  sand  and  fine  gravel  over  a  newly  paved 
  road.  See  {Blind},  v.  t.,  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blinding 
  adj  :  shining  intensely;  "the  blazing  sun";  "blinding  headlights"; 
  "dazzling  snow";  "fulgent  patterns  of  sunlight";  "the 
  glaring  sun"  [syn:  {blazing},  {dazzling},  {fulgent},  {glaring}, 
  {glary}] 




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