AskDefine | Define blinding

Dictionary Definition

blinding adj : shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun" [syn: blazing, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

blinding
  1. present participle of blind

Extensive Definition

Blinding can refer to:
  • The act of making someone blind
  • 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"

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ablepsia, absolute, amaurosis, bedazzling, benightedness, bleeding, blessed, blind side, blind spot, blindfolding, blindness, blinking, blooming, blurring the eyes, bright, bright and shining, brilliant, cat-and-doggish, cataract, cecity, confounded, crude, darkness, dazzling, depriving of sight, dim-sightedness, doggone, downright, drippy, driving, drizzling, drizzly, drop serene, drumming, economic blindness, effulgent, ever-during dark, excecation, execrable, eyelessness, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy, flaunting, fulgent, fulgid, garish, gaudy, glaring, glary, glaucoma, gross, gutta serena, hoodwinking, infernal, lack of vision, loud, lurid, making blind, misty, misty-moisty, mizzly, niphablepsia, obscuring, outright, overbright, partial blindness, pelting, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, pouring, psychic blindness, rainy, rank, raw, reduced sight, refulgent, resplendent, screaming, showery, shrieking, sightless eyes, sightlessness, snow blindness, soul-blindness, spiritual blindness, splendent, splendid, splendorous, stone-blindness, streaming, total blindness, trachoma, unenlightenment, unmitigated, unseeingness, vivid
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