Definition of frostbite in English:


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  • Injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold, typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes and sometimes resulting in gangrene.

    ‘when they rescued him he was suffering from frostbite’
    • ‘Prolonged application of cold at very low temperatures can cause frostbite or nerve injuries.’
    • ‘The condition has been known to arise from injuries as diverse as frostbite, leg ulcers and punctures from hypodermic syringes.’
    • ‘In 1941 he treated a young Canadian for frostbite, and had to amputate the man's gangrenous fingers.’
    • ‘Your fingers and nose are suffering from burning frostbite.’
    • ‘Winter weather can be nasty, and two of the meanest winter culprits are hypothermia and frostbite.’
    • ‘The lucky ones only lost their fingers and toes to frostbite, since air is much colder at higher altitudes.’
    • ‘You can identify frostbite by the hard, pale and cold quality of the skin that has been exposed to the cold.’
    • ‘None from this group suffered from severe or very severe frostbite.’
    • ‘Not all of them know, however, that if it's left there too long, or applied directly to the skin, an ice pack can cause serious frostbite.’
    • ‘Some will succumb to frostbite (fingers and toes are often lost) and there may be tense encounters with wild animals.’
    • ‘In cold weather, the wind-chill factor significantly increases the chance of frostbite and other disabling injuries.’
    • ‘He has suffered frostbite in his fingers, his eyesight is blurred, he has problems with his hearing in one ear and his gums are coming away from his teeth.’
    • ‘Operators should know the signs of hypothermia and regularly check for frostbite.’
    • ‘He has not yet lost a toe or finger to frostbite, and added that ‘no mountain is worth losing a digit for’.’
    • ‘Ice should not be applied directly to skin because it can cause frostbite - place a cloth between the ice and skin.’
    • ‘Hypothermia and frostbite can also cause problems for people during a very cold snap.’
    • ‘It not only protects against wind burn and frostbite, but it also keeps you from breathing in super-cooled air.’
    • ‘But I would've looked fantastic as the paramedics treated my frostbite, I'm sure.’
    • ‘Somebody did find me that day but I already had severe hypothermia by then and frostbite also.’
    • ‘Insufficient food has also left him two stone lighter with chronic gum and tooth pain and frostbite has deformed one of his fingers.’
    frostbite, cold, hypothermia



/ˈfrôs(t)ˌbīt/ /ˈfrɔs(t)ˌbaɪt/