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frostbite

verb frost·bite \ ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌbīt \

Definition of frostbite

frostbit play \ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌbit\; frostbitten play \ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌbi-tᵊn\; frostbiting play \ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌbī-tiŋ\
transitive verb
:to affect or injure by frost or frostbite

First Known Use of frostbite

1574


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frostbite

noun

Definition of frostbite

:the superficial or deep freezing of the tissues of some part of the body (such as the feet or hands); also :the damage to tissues caused by freezing — compare frostnip

Examples of frostbite in a Sentence

  1. He wore gloves to prevent frostbite.

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First Known Use of frostbite

1798


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frostbite

adjective

Definition of frostbite

:done in cold weather
  • frostbite sailing
; also :of or relating to cold-weather sailing
  • frostbite sailors

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First Known Use of frostbite

1941


FROSTBITE Defined for English Language Learners

frostbite

noun

Definition of frostbite for English Language Learners

  • : a condition in which part of your body (such as your fingers or toes) freezes or almost freezes


FROSTBITE Defined for Kids

frostbite

noun frost·bite \ ˈfrȯst-ˌbīt \

Definition of frostbite for Students

:slight freezing of a part of the body (as the feet or hands) or the damage to body tissues caused by such freezing

Medical Dictionary

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frostbite

transitive verb frost·bite \ ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌbīt \

medical Definition of frostbite

frostbit play \-ˌbit\; frostbitten play \-ˌbit-ᵊn\; frostbiting play \-ˌbīt-iŋ\
:to affect or injure by frost or frostbite

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frostbite

noun

medical Definition of frostbite

:the superficial or deep freezing of the tissues of some part of the body (as the feet or hands); also :the damage to tissues caused by freezing


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