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Meaning of FROSTBITE

Pronunciation:  'frost`bIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
 

FROSTBITE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: cryopathy
 
 See Also: harm, hurt, immersion foot, injury, trauma, trenchfoot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Frost"bite\, n.
    The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the
    body, as the ears or nose. --Kane.
    
    
  2. \Frost`bite"\, v. t.
    To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight
    or nip with frost.
    
          My wife up and with Mrs. Pen to walk in the fields to
          frostbite themselves.                    --Pepys.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Damage to the tissues from exposure to temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees C). An initial pins and needles sensation is followed by numbness. After that, the skin appears white, cold and hard, and finally becomes red and swollen.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Frostbite is damage to tissues by freezing. The usually affected parts of the body are the extremities and areas of poorer circulation.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ache, aching, altitude sickness, anoxemia, anoxia, anoxic anoxia, anthrax, benumb, bite, black lung, caisson disease, chilblain, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling, cold creeps, cold shivers, creeps, cryopathy, cut, decompression sickness, dithers, duck bumps, freeze, frost, go through, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, horripilation, immersion foot, itai, jet lag, kibe, lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, Minamata disease, motion sickness, nip, numb, penetrate, pierce, pneumoconiosis, radiation sickness, radionecrosis, red-out, refrigerate, shivering, shivers, sunstroke, the bends, trench foot
 

 

 

 

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