windburn [wind-burn] Word Origin noun
- an inflammation of the skin, especially that of the face and hands, caused by overexposure to the .
Origin of windburn First recorded in 1920–25;+ Related formswind·burned, adjective British Dictionary definitions for windburn windburn noun
- irritation and redness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to winds of high velocity
Derived Formswindburnt or windburned, adjective windburn in Medicine windburn [wĭnd′bûrn′] n.
- A reddened irritation of the skin caused by exposure to the wind.