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flash burn

a burn due to very brief exposure to intense radiant heat; the typical burn produced by atomic explosion.

flash burn

n.
A burn resulting from brief exposure to intense radiation.

flash burn

a lesion caused by exposure to an extremely intense source of radiant energy or heat. Flash burn commonly occurs on the corneas of arc welders.

flash burn

An injury resulting from exposure to brief periods of high-intensity radiant heat.
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The 29-year-old suffered flash burns to her upper body, face and hands and was rushed to hospital, but her daughter, Kiara, 10, who was in the next room, was unhurt by the huge explosion.
He is out of danger, but we have been told he has 40% flash burns.
When asked about the injuries the defendant suffered, he replied: "There were minor injuries to the back of Simon Sheen's hands, but no evidence of flash burns.
Dazed Mr Walker managed to scramble clear with minor injuries, but his wife suffered flash burns that needed skin grafts and she is still receiving specialist treatment at Newcastle RVI.
A man in his early 60s and a workmate in his early 20s, were taken to City Hospital, Birmingham, with flash burns to their hands and face.
He suffered burns, but at this point we don't know if they were electrical burns from contact with the power line, or flash burns from sparks,'' Boyd said.
It came weeks after the bomb, which failed to fully detonate, left passengers with flash burns.
Four staff were treated for flash burns after the explosion at the BP garage in Spring Hill, Ladywood.
Williams suffered flash burns to his face and hands and was treated for his injuries at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
An experiment went badly wrong in the chemistry department on Crown Street on December 9 leaving students with flash burns and cuts to their faces from flying glass.