chilblain definition

  • noun:
    • An inflammation followed by itchy irritation in the hands, foot, or ears, resulting from contact with wet cool.
    • An itchy purple-red irritation of your skin, specifically of the fingers, foot and ears. It occurs when capillary vessel underneath the epidermis are harmed by contact with cold weather.
    • A blain, aching, or inflammatory swelling of the feet or arms, made by exposure to cool, and attended by irritation, pain, and quite often ulceration.
    • A blain or aching created by cool; an erythematous problem regarding the fingers or feet, associated with irritation, discomfort, and often ulceration; erythema; pernio.
    • inflammation of the fingers and feet caused by contact with cool and moisture
  • verb-transitive:
    • To produce chilblains upon.
  • others:
    • To afflict with chilblains; create chilblains in: as, my foot were chilblained.

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