trench foot

noun

Definition of trench foot 

: a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from prolonged exposure to cold and wet

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Homeless people, especially the chronically homeless, experience health problems as disparate as tooth infections and eye problems, trench foot, and body lice up through infectious diseases like tuberculosis and hepatitis A. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us," 21 June 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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trench foot

noun

Medical Definition of trench foot 

: a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from exposure to cold and wet

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