from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue, most often that of the nose, ears, fingers, or toes, resulting from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures.
- transitive v. To injure or damage by freezing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body.
- v. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
- v. To engage in winter sailboating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears, fingers, toes, or nose. Severe frostbite can lead to the loss of fingers or toes.
- transitive v. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition or the effect of being partly or slightly frozen, as a part of the body.
- To affect with or as with frost-bite; nip or wither, as with frost.
- To expose to the effect of frost or of a frosty atmosphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
My hands and face were burning with that "frostbite is just around the corner" sensation after only a few minutes.
Skin destroyed by frostbite is completely black and looks loose and flayed, as if burnt.
"Exposure," the chapter about hypothermia and frostbite, is quite graphic and medically detailed in its depiction of exactly what happens to the body as it freezes to death.
I tried to describe exactly what happens to the human body as it freezes to death -- as well as the processes that result in frostbite.
And that's to say nothing of the half-sunburn I've got going, not to be confused with Jason's frostbite, which is now half peeled away thank goodness, or the problem with my tender tootsies that has got me better than halfway to disability.
Brandon's manner was so matter-of-fact, she knew he must be serious, even though she had never heard of anything called frostbite before.
Suffering environmental injuries in a combat zone, such as frostbite or sunburn
Injuries such as frostbite, hypothermia, and others are linked to body cooling.
Direct impacts of winter warming in some regions may include a reduction in cold-induced injuries such as frostbite and hypothermia and a reduction in cold stress.
I'm assuming the blogger monkeys changed it to "frostbite" just in time.