Frostbite Frost"bite, n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears, fingers, toes, or nose. Severe frostbite can lead to the loss of fingers or toes. --Kane.

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  • Frostbite — Frost bite , v. t. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost. [1913 Webster] My wife up and with Mrs. Pen to walk in the fields to frostbite themselves. Pepys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frostbite — (n.) also frost bite, 1813, from FROST (Cf. frost) + BITE (Cf. bite) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frostbite — ► NOUN ▪ injury to body tissues, especially the nose, fingers, or toes, caused by exposure to extreme cold …   English terms dictionary

  • frostbite — [frôst′bīt΄] vt. frostbit, frostbitten, frostbiting to injure the tissues of (a part of the body) by exposing to, or numbing with, intense cold n. tissue damage caused by such exposure …   English World dictionary

  • Frostbite — This article is about a medical condition. For other uses, see Frostbite (disambiguation). Frostbite Classification and external resources Frostbitten hands ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • frostbite — /frawst buyt , frost /, n., v., frostbit, frostbitten, frostbiting. n. 1. injury to any part of the body after excessive exposure to extreme cold, sometimes progressing from initial redness and tingling to gangrene. v.t. 2. to injure by frost or… …   Universalium

  • Frostbite — Damage to tissues from freezing due to the formation of ice crystals within cells, rupturing the cells and leading to cell death. Frostbite goes through several stages: {{}}First degree injury: When only the surface skin is frozen, the injury is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Frostbite — Der Name Frostbite (vom Englischen frostbite für „Erfrierung“) steht für: Frostbite (Album) – ein Album des isländischen Musikers Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson in Zusammenarbeit mit Einar Örn Benediktsson von 1993 Frostbite Engine – eine Spiel Engine von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • frostbite — I. transitive verb (frostbit; frostbitten; frostbiting) Date: 1593 to affect or injure by frost or frostbite II. noun Date: 1813 the superficial or deep freezing of the tissues of some part of the body (as the feet or hands); also the damage to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frostbite — [[t]frɒ̱stbaɪt, AM frɔ͟ːst [/t]] N UNCOUNT Frostbite is a condition in which parts of your body, such as your fingers or toes, become seriously damaged as a result of being very cold. The survivors suffered from frostbite …   English dictionary

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