Definition of flash burn in English:

flash burn


  • A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion.

    • ‘The heat from this arc can cause superficial flash burns to exposed body parts, typically the face and hands.’
    • ‘All of her wounds had been cauterized by the flash burns, which kept her from bleeding to death.’
    • ‘He was blown clear of the house onto the pavement outside and found suffering from flash burns, cuts and bruises.’
    • ‘The flash of thermal radiation produces these flash burns right after the explosion.’
    • ‘The survivors had severe flash burns and required grafting on both hands.’


flash burn

/ˈflaSH ˌbərn/