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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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