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.