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[mass noun] Injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold, typically affecting the nose, fingers, or toes and often resulting in gangrene:‘when they rescued him he was suffering from frostbite’
frostbite, cold, hypothermiaView synonyms
- ‘The lucky ones only lost their fingers and toes to frostbite, since air is much colder at higher altitudes.’
- ‘Prolonged application of cold at very low temperatures can cause frostbite or nerve injuries.’
- ‘None from this group suffered from severe or very severe frostbite.’
- ‘You can identify frostbite by the hard, pale and cold quality of the skin that has been exposed to the cold.’
- ‘Not all of them know, however, that if it's left there too long, or applied directly to the skin, an ice pack can cause serious frostbite.’
- ‘Operators should know the signs of hypothermia and regularly check for frostbite.’
- ‘In cold weather, the wind-chill factor significantly increases the chance of frostbite and other disabling injuries.’
- ‘But I would've looked fantastic as the paramedics treated my frostbite, I'm sure.’
- ‘Somebody did find me that day but I already had severe hypothermia by then and frostbite also.’
- ‘In 1941 he treated a young Canadian for frostbite, and had to amputate the man's gangrenous fingers.’
- ‘He has not yet lost a toe or finger to frostbite, and added that ‘no mountain is worth losing a digit for’.’
- ‘It not only protects against wind burn and frostbite, but it also keeps you from breathing in super-cooled air.’
- ‘Insufficient food has also left him two stone lighter with chronic gum and tooth pain and frostbite has deformed one of his fingers.’
- ‘Winter weather can be nasty, and two of the meanest winter culprits are hypothermia and frostbite.’
- ‘He has suffered frostbite in his fingers, his eyesight is blurred, he has problems with his hearing in one ear and his gums are coming away from his teeth.’
- ‘Your fingers and nose are suffering from burning frostbite.’
- ‘Some will succumb to frostbite (fingers and toes are often lost) and there may be tense encounters with wild animals.’
- ‘The condition has been known to arise from injuries as diverse as frostbite, leg ulcers and punctures from hypodermic syringes.’
- ‘Ice should not be applied directly to skin because it can cause frostbite - place a cloth between the ice and skin.’
- ‘Hypothermia and frostbite can also cause problems for people during a very cold snap.’
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