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An irritation or chafing of the skin caused by long exposure to the wind.

wind′burned′ adj.
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Adj.1.windburned - suffering from windburn
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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Standing on the winner's podium with his guide, Erickson breathed in the crisp air as a smile beamed across his windburned cheeks.
The Internet is a world of words, whether typed, superimposed on cat pictures, or spoken in videos, and decades of boundary-shattering LGBT culture have delivered up diction aries full of scandalous language that make children--particularly those who've been windburned by a lifetime of hovering helicopter parents--very uncomfortable.
Windburned and weathered, he looked like a bayman, too.