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white·out

 (wīt′out′, hwīt′-)
n.
1.
a. A weather condition in which heavy windblown or falling snow reduces visibility almost to zero.
b. A polar weather condition caused by a heavy cloud cover over the snow, in which the light coming from above is approximately equal to the light reflected from below, and which is characterized by absence of shadow, invisibility of the horizon, and discernibility of only very dark objects.
2. A fluid, usually white, that dries quickly and is applied to printed matter to cover mistakes.

white•out

(ˈʰwaɪtˌaʊt, ˈwaɪt-)

n.
1.
a. a condition of polar regions in which illumination from snow on the ground and a low cloud layer obscure the landscape.
b. a condition of heavily falling or blowing snow in which visibility is poor.
2. a quick-drying white fluid used for blotting out written or printed errors.
[1940–45]

whiteout

Loss of orientation with respect to the horizon caused by sun reflecting on snow and overcast sky.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whiteout - an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds
snow, snowfall - precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
Verb1.whiteout - cover up with a liquid correction fluid; "white-out the typo"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.whiteout - lose daylight visibility in heavy fog, snow, or rainwhiteout - lose daylight visibility in heavy fog, snow, or rain
lose - fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
Translations

whiteout

[ˈwaɪtaʊt] N
1. (Met) → resplandor m sin sombras
2. (= block) → bloqueo m total causado por la nieve
3. (fig) → masa f confusa

whiteout

hwaɪtaʊt] njour m blancwhite paper n (= policy paper) → livre m blancwhite pepper npoivre m blancwhite sauce n (= béchamel) → béchamel f, sauce f béchamelWhite Sea n
the White Sea → la mer Blanchewhite spirit n (British)white-spirit mwhite tie ntenue f de soiréewhite trash n (US) (offensive)petits blancs mpl

Whiteout

® [ˈwaɪtˌaʊt] nbianchetto

whiteout

[ˈwaɪtˌaʊt] n (Met) there is a whiteouttutto è coperto di neve
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