Definition of frostbite in English:

frostbite

Syllabification: frost·bite
Pronunciation: /ˈfrôs(t)ˌbīt
 
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noun

  • Injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold, typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes and sometimes resulting in gangrene.
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    • Prolonged application of cold at very low temperatures can cause frostbite or nerve injuries.
    • The condition has been known to arise from injuries as diverse as frostbite, leg ulcers and punctures from hypodermic syringes.
    • In 1941 he treated a young Canadian for frostbite, and had to amputate the man's gangrenous fingers.

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