Definition of “chilblain” - English Dictionary


“chilblain” in English

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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." 

(Definition of “chilblain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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