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Meaning of frostbite

frost•bite

Pronunciation: (frôst'bīt", frost'-), [key]
— n., v., -bit, -bit•ten, -bit•ing.
—n.
  1. injury to any part of the body after excessive exposure to extreme cold, sometimes progressing from initial redness and tingling to gangrene.
—v.t.
  1. to injure by frost or extreme cold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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