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  • chilblained — adjective having chilblains her poor chilblained hands • Similar to: ↑unhealthy …   Useful english dictionary

  • chilblained — adjective Afflicted with a chilblain …   Wiktionary

  • chilblain — chilblained, adj. /chil blayn/, n. Usually, chilblains. Pathol. an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture. Also called pernio. [1540 50; CHILL + BLAIN] * * * ▪ pathology also called  pernio, or erythema pernio …   Universalium

  • chilblain — noun a painful, itching swelling on a hand or foot caused by poor circulation in the skin when exposed to cold. Derivatives chilblained adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • chilblain — /ˈtʃɪlbleɪn / (say chilblayn) noun Pathology (usually plural) an inflammation on the hands or feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture. {chil(l) + blain} –chilblained, adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • chilblain — [chil′blān΄] n. [ CHIL(L) + blain < OE blegen, a sore < IE * bhlei < base * bhel , to blow up, swell > BALL1] a painful swelling or sore caused by exposure to cold, esp. on the fingers, toes, or ears chilblained adj …   English World dictionary

  • chilblain — n. a painful itching swelling of the skin usu. on a hand, foot, etc., caused by exposure to cold and by poor circulation. Derivatives: chilblained adj. Etymology: CHILL + BLAIN …   Useful english dictionary

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