chilblain


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chil·blain

 (chĭl′blān′)
n.
An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold.


chil′blained′ adj.

chilblain

(ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn)
n
(Pathology) pathol (usually plural) an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and cold. Technical name: pernio
[C16: from chill (n) + blain]
ˈchilˌblained adj

chil•blain

(ˈtʃɪl bleɪn)

n. Usu., chilblains.
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture. Also called pernio.
[1540–50; chill + blain]
chil′blained, adj.

Chilblain

Sores that sometimes occur on hands, feet, and ears because of their prolonged exposure to cold (not so cold as to cause frostbite). Better-heated houses have minimized the incidence of chilblain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chilblain - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
blain - an inflammatory swelling or sore
kibe - ulcerated chilblain on the heel
Translations

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlbleɪn] Nsabañón m

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlbleɪn] nengelure f

chilblain

nFrostbeule f

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn] ngelone m

chil·blain

n. sabañón, eritema debido a frío intenso que gen. se manifiesta en las manos y los pies.

chilblain

n sabañón m; lesión inflamatoria producida por el frío
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This is the wise waggish-will and good-will of my soul, that it CONCEALETH NOT its winters and glacial storms; it concealeth not its chilblains either.
Let them sympathise with me and sigh with me on account of my chilblains: "At the ice of knowledge will he yet FREEZE TO DEATH!"--so they mourn.
"Unfortunately the Cat received a telegram which said that his first-born was suffering from chilblains and was on the point of death.
Goddard's school was in high reputeand very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.
Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the severe cold: we had no boots, the snow got into our shoes and melted there: our ungloved hands became numbed and covered with chilblains, as were our feet: I remember well the distracting irritation I endured from this cause every evening, when my feet inflamed; and the torture of thrusting the swelled, raw, and stiff toes into my shoes in the morning.
He was never without a cold, except once for nine weeks while he had scarlet fever; and he always had chilblains. During the great cholera scare of 1871, our neighbourhood was singularly free from it.
'Ah dear me the poor old room,' said Flora, glancing round, 'looks just as ever Mrs Clennam I am touched to see except for being smokier which was to be expected with time and which we must all expect and reconcile ourselves to being whether we like it or not as I am sure I have had to do myself if not exactly smokier dreadfully stouter which is the same or worse, to think of the days when papa used to bring me here the least of girls a perfect mass of chilblains to be stuck upon a chair with my feet on the rails and stare at Arthur--pray excuse me--Mr Clennam--the least of boys in the frightfullest of frills and jackets ere yet Mr F.
Think of the chilblain litigation this might provoke.
Ms Willott said, 'I know it is going to be gruelling and that my fitness and stamina will be put to the test, but it's worth every aching muscle and chilblain because the money raised will go to help a number of good causes.' There will be two treks for The Westminster Arctic Challenge.
BUDDING tycoon Adrian Whalley believes his mum's chilblain cream could make him a millionaire.
They were probably trying out chilblain creams, or big slippers or knitting each other sweet bobbly hats.