Blind v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blinding.]
1. To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment. “To blind the truth and me.”
A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is . . . a much greater. --South.
2. To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
Her beauty all the rest did blind. --P. Fletcher.
3. To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
Such darkness blinds the sky. --Dryden.
The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound. --Stillingfleet.
4. To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
adj : deprived of sight