windburn

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windburn

[′win‚bərn]
(botany)
Injury to plant foliage, caused by strong, hot, dry winds.
(medicine)
A superficial inflammation of the skin, analogous to sunburn, caused by exposure to wind, especially a hot dry wind, inducing a dilation of the surface blood vessels.
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It is also an ideal moisturizer for conditioning dry skin and helps prevent and soothe chafed, chapped, cracked or windburned skin and lips.
After sledding through the finish line, loyal canines will lap at my windburned face as spectators shower me with champagne.