Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue, most often that of the nose, ears, fingers, or toes, resulting from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures.
  • transitive v. To injure or damage by freezing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body.
  • v. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
  • v. To engage in winter sailboating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears, fingers, toes, or nose. Severe frostbite can lead to the loss of fingers or toes.
  • transitive v. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A condition or the effect of being partly or slightly frozen, as a part of the body.
  • To affect with or as with frost-bite; nip or wither, as with frost.
  • To expose to the effect of frost or of a frosty atmosphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene

Etymologies

frost +‎ bite (Wiktionary)

Examples

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