frostnip

noun
frost·​nip | \ ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌnip How to pronounce frostnip (audio) \

Definition of frostnip

: the reversible freezing of superficial skin layers that is usually marked by numbness and whiteness of the skin

Examples of frostnip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While battling appalling weather in Greenland Chandi suffered frostnip -- an early stage of frostbite -- on the tip of her nose. Laura Smith-spark And Francesca Street, CNN, 6 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of frostnip

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Frostnip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frostnip. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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frostnip

noun
frost·​nip | \ ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌnip How to pronounce frostnip (audio) \

Medical Definition of frostnip

: the reversible freezing of superficial skin layers that is usually marked by numbness and whiteness of the skin

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