tissue damage caused by exposure to intense cold
Injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue, most often that of the nose, ears, fingers, or toes, resulting from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures.
transitive verbfrost·bit, frost·bit·ten, frost·bit·ing, frost·bites
To injure or damage by freezing.
- The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body.
(third-person singular simple present frostbites, present participle frostbiting, simple past frostbit, past participle frostbitten)
- To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
- (intransitive) To engage in winter sailboating.