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trench foot

noun, Pathology
1.
injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and wet, common among soldiers serving in trenches.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples for trench foot
  • Combine this with cold water, and trench foot may also be a problem.
  • Medical cases included such diseases as trench foot and gas poisoning.
British Dictionary definitions for trench foot

trench foot

noun
1.
a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
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trench foot in Medicine

trench foot n.
A condition of the foot resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and dampness and often affecting soldiers in trenches. Also called immersion foot.

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