chilblainnoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃɪl.bleɪn/ us /ˈtʃɪl.bleɪn/
Examples from literature
- Bathe the chilblains in strong alum water, as hot as it can be borne.
- His hands would be all chilblains and frost-bitten.
- I remember a chilblain that I had on my foot which would not get well.
- The snowy weather has annoyed my fingers with chilblains, and I have a threatening of rheumatism—which Heaven avert!
- There is a third degree, closely approaching frost-bite, in which the skin tends to blister and give way, leaving an indolent raw surface popularly known as a "broken chilblain."