Blinding

Blinding can refer to:
*The act of making someone blind
**Metaphorical and extended uses of same: see blindness#Metaphorical uses
*Blinding (cryptography), a technique by which an agent can provide a service to (i.e, compute a function for) a client in an encoded form without knowing either the real input or the real output
*Blinding (medicine), an aspect of clinical trials of treatments or other interventions

"Blinding" can also act as an adjective, such as "the gleam of the sun on the hood of the car was blinding"


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  • Blinding — Blind ing, a. Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding; obscuring; as, blinding tears; blinding snow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blinding — Blind ing, n. A thin coating of sand and fine gravel over a newly paved road. See {Blind}, v. t., 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blinding — 1784, pp. adjective from BLIND (Cf. blind) (v.). Related: Blindingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • blinding — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of light) very bright. 2) suddenly and overwhelmingly obvious. 3) informal (of an action) remarkably skilful and exciting. DERIVATIVES blindingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • blinding — blind|ing [ˈblaındıŋ] adj 1.) [usually before noun] so bright or strong that you cannot see properly blinding flash/light/glare etc ▪ the desert with its strange twisted plants and its blinding light blinding rain/snow/heat etc ▪ I struggled back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blinding — UK [ˈblaɪndɪŋ] / US adjective 1) a) extremely bright, and making it difficult for you to see a blinding light b) very thick, and making it difficult for you to see blinding clouds of smoke blinding rain/snow 2) [only before noun] used for… …   English dictionary

  • blinding — [[t]bla͟ɪndɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A blinding light is extremely bright. The doctor worked busily beneath the blinding lights of the delivery room. Syn: dazzling 2) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You use blinding to emphasize that something is very… …   English dictionary

  • blinding — blind|ing [ blaındıŋ ] adjective 1. ) extremely bright, and making it difficult for you to see: a blinding light a ) very thick, and making it difficult for you to see: blinding clouds of smoke blinding rain/snow 2. ) only before noun used for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blinding — adjective 1 blinding light/flash etc a very bright light that makes you unable to see properly 2 blinding headache/pain etc a headache, pain etc that is so strong that it makes you unable to think or behave normally 3 BrE spoken excellent: It s a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blinding — adj, exclamation British excellent, outstanding, astonishing. This old term of approbation from the lan guage of middle aged Londoners was adopted as a vogue term by adolescents in the 1990s, sometimes in the form of an exclamation. (The… …   Contemporary slang

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