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chilblain

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noun chil·blain \ˈchil-ˌblān\

Simple Definition of chilblain

  • : a red and painful swollen area on the feet, hands, etc., that is caused by being exposed to cold

Full Definition of chilblain

  1. :  an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold

Origin of chilblain

1chill


First Known Use: 1547


CHILBLAIN Defined for Kids

chilblain

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noun chil·blain \ˈchil-ˌblān\

Definition of chilblain

  1. :  a red swollen itchy condition caused by cold that occurs especially on the hands or feet




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chilblain

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noun chil·blain \ˈchil-ˌblān\

Medical Definition of chilblain

  1. :  an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold—called also pernio




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