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n. - Inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.

Usage examples (27)
  • DESCRIPTION: A chilblain is the swelling and inflammation of body tissue as a result of exposure to cold temperatures.
  • "My fellow man sent me to the chilblain capital of the world," Petinos retorted.
  • You don't hardly hear of chilblain feet now, but then most every child you saw had cracked heels.
  • The intense itching and burning of a chilblain may often be relieved by painting with iodine or triple chloride of iron (Monsel's solution). for more
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