trench-foot

trench foot

noun Pathology.
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:
1910–15

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trench foot
 
n
a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water

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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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