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frostbitten

[frawst-bit-n, frost-] /ˈfrɔstˌbɪt n, ˈfrɒst-/
adjective
1.
injured by frost or extreme cold.
verb (used with object)
2.
past participle of frostbite.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95

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
1605-15; frost + bite
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Examples from the web for frostbitten
  • Without modern footwear their feet would have been frostbitten before getting close.
  • His toes were frostbitten and eventually he lost them.
  • For her trouble, she got a frostbitten thumb and a terrific photograph.
  • You're going to have pigs with frostbitten ears and feet climbing over snow- drifts and ice trying to find shelter.
  • So that's the jaundiced, slightly frostbitten view of the proceedings.
  • Some people were frostbitten and a little banged up, but they survived.
  • Weathered faces become fully frostbitten, and various appendages slam against the rock.
  • In addition my toes were frostbitten, two of them seriously.
  • In the end, the odd couple approached their destination side by side, banged up and frostbitten but still in one piece.
  • Though severely frostbitten, they certainly fared better than the five people who had perished in previous attempts.
British Dictionary definitions for frostbitten

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

frostbitten

/ˈfrɒstˌbɪtən/
adjective
1.
of or affected with frostbite
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Word Origin and History for frostbitten
adj.

also frost-bitten, 1550s, from frost (n.) + bitten.

frostbite

n.

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

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frostbitten 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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frostbitten 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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