Definition of Frostbite

1. Noun. Destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene.

Exact synonyms: Cryopathy
Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma
Specialized synonyms: Immersion Foot, Trench Foot

Definition of Frostbite

1. n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears or nose.

2. v. t. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.

Definition of Frostbite

1. Noun. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in winter sailboating. ¹

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Definition of Frostbite

1. to injure by extreme cold [v -BIT, -BITTEN, -BITING, -BITES]

Medical Definition of Frostbite

1. A cold injury that is accompanied by pallor, numbness and a loss of cold sensation. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frostbite

frost fish
frost heave
frost heaving
frost itch
frost mist
frost over
frost snow
frost up
frostberg inverted-three sign
frostbite (current term)
frosted bat
frosted heart
frosted liver

Literary usage of Frostbite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Between January, 1879, and March, 188f>, 1(>4 patients with frostbite were admitted ... In three of these cases the frostbite was only of the second degree. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Thomas Hawkes Tanner, Alfred Meadows (1879)
"frostbite AND CHILBLAINS. sum, and corium. The whole measured ahove six hundred superficial inches, and averaged a quarter of an inch in depth. ..."

3. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"In such persons frostbite and the resulting gangrene are as much due to the habitual low ... The eyelids also, thin as they are, commonly escape frostbite. ..."

4. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1918)
"frostbite 3 iii If chilblain is regarded ... generally due to the action of cold, frostbite may be regarded as an acute affection due to the action of cold. ..."

5. First Aid Book (1990)
"frostbite frostbite results from exposure to severe cold. ... The signs and symptoms of frostbite are not always apparent to the victim. ..."

6. Bradbury's Workmen's Compensation and State Insurance Law by Harry Bower Bradbury (1914)
""Sunstroke," "heat stroke" and "frostbite" ucts, is not an injury by accident ... On the other hand "frostbite" is generally held not to be an accidental ..."

7. A Treatise on surgery by Timothy Holmes (1875)
"In frostbite the symptoms seen immediately after the injury are usually ... The treatment of frostbite, beyond the means required to restore warmth at first ..."

8. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"frostbite The Commission, with affirmation of both decisions by the Appellate Division, granted compensation to a longshoreman for frozen fingers upon ..."

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