One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reddening and soreness of the skin caused by prolonged exposure to the wind.
- ‘Remember to protect the baby's face from windburn and sunburn.’
- ‘The feat was the subject of a BBC1 999 programme last week and he received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in the Air for the 1998 feat, in which he suffered windburn to his eyes because of the speed of the descent.’
- ‘A broad-spectrum sunscreen (one that protects against UVA and UVB rays) with SPF 30 or higher is a must; it can also protect against windburn.’
- ‘She's just an all-American babe with crow's feet and decades of windburn.’
- ‘I've always spoken quickly, and though I still do, now I merely give you a mild case of windburn rather than lift your scalp right off when I'm excited about something.’
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