chilblains chilblains  /ˈtʃɪlb leɪnz/


  • (n) inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture



  1. His mother was a hysteric who blew hot cold until little Arthur had emotional chilblains.
  2. Angiologists treat chilblains, gangrene, varicose veins, phlebitis, ulcers, intermittent claudication, Buerger's disease, arteriosclerosis, hypertension.
  3. He sizzles at a fire and gets chilblains at a flood.

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