frostbitten

[ frawst-bit-n, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌbɪt n, ˈfrɒst- /
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adjective

injured by frost or extreme cold.

verb (used with object)

past participle of frostbite.

Nearby words

  1. frost-free,
  2. frost-lang operation,
  3. frostbelt,
  4. frostbite,
  5. frostbite sailing,
  6. frosted,
  7. frosted liver,
  8. frostfish,
  9. frostflower,
  10. frosting

Origin of frostbitten

First recorded in 1585–95

frostbite

[ frawst-bahyt, frost- ]
/ ˈfrɔstˌbaɪt, ˈfrɒst- /

noun

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), frost·bit, frost·bit·ten, frost·bit·ing.

to injure by frost or extreme cold.

Origin of frostbite

First recorded in 1605–15; frost + bite

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British Dictionary definitions for frostbitten

frostbitten

/ (ˈfrɒstˌbɪtən) /

adjective

of or affected with frostbite

frostbite

/ (ˈfrɒstˌbaɪt) /

noun

destruction of tissues, esp those of the fingers, ears, toes, and nose, by freezing, characterized by tingling, blister formation, and gangrene
NZ a type of small sailing dinghy
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Word Origin and History for frostbitten
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Medicine definitions for frostbitten

frostbite

[ frôstbīt′ ]

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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Science definitions for frostbitten

frostbite

[ frôstbīt′ ]

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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