frostbite

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Hands afflicted with frostbite.

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frost +‎ bite

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frostbite (countable and uncountable, plural frostbites)

  1. An injury suffered as a result of freezing of some part of the body, typically fingers, toes or the nose.

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frostbite (third-person singular simple present frostbites, present participle frostbiting, simple past frostbit, past participle frostbitten)

  1. (transitive) To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (intransitive) To engage in winter sailboating.

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