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  • n. The first stage of frostbite.


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  • "It's called frostnip," he said, covering her hand again with his own warm one.

    Hunting Fear

  • What it is: In mild cases, sometimes called frostnip, only the outer layer of skin freezes. -

  • "I feel like a child, warned not to touch the oven, left with a little sting to remind us why: The mountain let me off easy, with some minor" frostnip "on my nose and cheek, in addition to an increasing numbness already resident on all my fingertips and toes.


  • • Frostbite occurs in three stages: frostnip, superficial frostbite, and severe frostbite.

    Baby and Child Emergency First Aid

  • And people talk a lot about frostnip, for example, but frostbite is something different.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2007

  • I think if it were frostnip, my ear would have fully recovered by now.

    Check out my ear! «

  • If she wasn't in a cold place, then what caused the frostnip?

    Hunting Fear

  • She stared at the ring lying on the table, then looked at her palm, where a circular white line now lay across the fading red line that was all that was left of the earlier frostnip.

    Hunting Fear

  • But if blisters begin to appear while trying to re-warm the area, frostnip is no longer the problem.

    Times Republican

  • While frostnip is the least severe form of frostbite and adorable to pronounce, it should not be taken lightly.

    Times Republican


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