from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nipped, withered, or injured, by frost or freezing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. injured by freezing or partial freezing


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  • The old roystering crowd was there, and, as of old, three frost-bitten sailors were there, fresh from the long traverse from the Arctic, survivors of a ship's company of seventy-four.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • His cheekbones and nose, frost-bitten again and again, were turned bloody-black and hideous.


  • Brambles sent spiny stems snaking over the open surfaces, and weeds found rootholds in the gaps between frost-bitten edges, before collapsing in the dieback of autumn.

    Country diary: Bedfordshire

  • "The pole yes," says Scott with a stiff frost-bitten upper lip.

    The disquieting sound of The Great White Silence

  • Just below the booming Yukon town, Clay climbs the scarred and gullied "slide" of Moosehide Mountain and, with his body chilling, his fingers frost-bitten, he slips and slides down in a small avalanche, then regains his balance and attains the summit.

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • The winter winds howled across the frost-bitten ground of St. Thomas Cemetery in Shrewsbury, England, the swirling snowflakes feeling like shards of glass as they blew against her skin.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Their journey -- going where and for what purpose we are not told -- takes them through "the dismal vastness of the Northland" and all in the party are starving, frost-bitten, and close to perishing.

    “There be things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice.”

  • Another man, Tom Daw, arrives, half-frozen, frost-bitten after a three-day journey, needing a doctor to attend a man who was attacked by a cougar up the Little Peco, a hundred miles away.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • Torbert in the performance of his task captured two pieces of artillery from Johnson's and McCausland's brigades, at Liberty Mills on the Rapidan River, but in the main the purpose of the raid utterly failed, so by the 27th of December he returned, many, of his men badly frost-bitten from the extreme cold which had prevailed.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • So now spring had really arrived; we had only to cure the frost-bitten heels and then away.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter


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