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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Trench foot was a real concern with some runners dropping out of the race from this condition.
Her health deteriorated so much that she developed the World War I condition Trench Foot and resorted to begging from strangers and taking food from bins.
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Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, this documentary brings alive tales of life in the trenches through rare archive footage and interviews with veterans who faced the German artillery, mustard gas and trench foot in horrendous conditions.
I wouldn't have liked to have been there, though, or to have got trench foot.