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frostbite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frostbite  \Frost`bite"\,  v.  t. 
  To  expose  to  the  effect  of  frost,  or  a  frosty  air;  to  blight 
  or  nip  with  frost. 
 
  My  wife  up  and  with  Mrs.  Pen  to  walk  in  the  fields  to 
  frostbite  themselves.  --Pepys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frostbite  \Frost"bite\,  n. 
  The  freezing,  or  effect  of  a  freezing,  of  some  part  of  the 
  body,  as  the  ears  or  nose.  --Kane. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frostbite 
  n  :  destruction  of  tissue  by  freezing  and  characterized  by 
  tingling,  blistering  and  possibly  gangrene  [syn:  {cryopathy}] 




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