chilblains

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chilblains

  1. plural of chilblain
  2. (usually with the) The condition of having chilblains.
    • 1789, Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano:
      Though I had desired so much to see London, when I arrived in it I was unfortunately unable to gratify my curiosity; for I had at this time the chilblains to such a degree that I could not stand for several months, and I was obliged to be sent to St. George's Hospital.