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immersion foot

noun, Pathology
an abnormal condition of the foot caused by prolonged exposure to water, characterized by pathological changes in the skin, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles.
Origin of immersion foot
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Unlike the treatment for frostbite, immersion foot should not be rapidly rewarmed, which can make the damage much worse.
immersion foot in Medicine

immersion foot n.
See trench foot.

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