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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.
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Origin of trench foot

First recorded in 1910–15
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trench foot

noun
a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
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