frostnip

noun
frost·nip | \ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌnip \

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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1967, in the meaning defined above

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frostnip

noun
frost·nip | \ˈfrȯs(t)-ˌnip \

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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