trench foot


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trench foot

n.
A condition of the foot resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and dampness and often affecting soldiers in trenches.

[From its occurrence among soldiers in trenches.]

trench foot

n
(Pathology) a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water

trench′ foot`


n.
injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and moisture, common among soldiers serving in trenches.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trench foot - resembling frostbite but without freezingtrench foot - resembling frostbite but without freezing; resulting from exposure to cold and wet
cryopathy, frostbite - destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
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