Definitions for chilblainˈtʃɪl bleɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chil•blainˈtʃɪl bleɪn(n.)chilblains.

  1. an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.

    Category: Pathology

    Ref: Also called pernio.

Origin of chilblain:

1540–50; chill+blain


Princeton's WordNet

  1. chilblain, chilblains, pernio(noun)

    inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture


  1. chilblain(Noun)

    An itchy purple red inflammation of the skin, especially of the hands, feet and ears. It occurs when capillaries below the skin are damaged by exposure to cold weather.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chilblain(noun)

    a blain, sore, or inflammatory swelling, produced by exposure of the feet or hands to cold, and attended by itching, pain, and sometimes ulceration

  2. Chilblain(verb)

    to produce chilblains upon


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