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frostbite

[frawst-bahyt, frost-] /ˈfrɔstˌbaɪt, ˈfrɒst-/
noun
1.
injury to any part of the body after excessive exposure to extreme cold, sometimes progressing from initial redness and tingling to gangrene.
verb (used with object), frostbit, frostbitten, frostbiting.
2.
to injure by frost or extreme cold.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; frost + bite
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British Dictionary definitions for frost-bit

frostbite

/ˈfrɒstˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
destruction of tissues, esp those of the fingers, ears, toes, and nose, by freezing, characterized by tingling, blister formation, and gangrene
2.
(NZ) a type of small sailing dinghy
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Word Origin and History for frost-bit

frostbite

n.

also frost-bite, 1813, from frost (n.) + bite (n.).

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frost-bit in Medicine

frostbite frost·bite (frôst'bīt')
n.
Injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue, most often that of the nose, ears, fingers, or toes, resulting from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures.

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frost-bit in Science
frostbite
  (frôst'bīt')   
Damage to a part of the body as a result of exposure to freezing temperatures. It is caused by a loss of blood supply and the formation of ice crystals in the affected body part.
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