trench foot


trench foot
noun
resembling frostbite but without freezing; resulting from exposure to cold and wet
Syn: ↑immersion foot
Hypernyms: ↑frostbite, ↑cryopathy

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noun
Etymology: so called from its prevalence among soldiers serving in the trenches during World War I
: a painful condition of the feet resembling frostbite and marked by inflammation, swelling, mottled discoloration, burning pain, blisters, and in severe cases gangrene due to the combined effect of cold and wet upon the feet — compare immersion foot

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Pathol.
injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and wet, common among soldiers serving in trenches.
[1910-15]

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trench foot or trench feet noun
A diseased condition of the feet caused by long exposure to cold and wet, esp affecting soldiers in trench warfare
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Main Entry:trench

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trench foot or trench feet,
a foot disease like frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and wet, chiefly affecting soldiers.

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n. a painful condition of the feet caused by long immersion in cold water or mud and marked by blackening and death of surface tissue

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ˌtrench ˈfoot 7 [trench foot] noun uncountable
a painful condition of the feet, in which the flesh begins to decay and die, caused by being in mud or water for too long

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • trench foot — n a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from exposure to cold and wet * * * blackening of the toes and the skin of the foot due to death of the superficial tissues and caused by prolonged immersion in cold water or exposure… …   Medical dictionary

  • trench foot — trench′ foot n. pat injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and moisture, common among soldiers serving in trenches • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • trench foot — n. a diseased condition of the feet resulting from prolonged exposure to wet and cold and the circulatory disorders caused by inaction, as of soldiers in trenches …   English World dictionary

  • trench foot — /trɛntʃ ˈfʊt/ (say trench foot) noun a disease of the feet due to exposure to cold and wet, common among soldiers serving in trenches …   Australian English dictionary

  • trench foot — immersion foot blackening of the toes and the skin of the foot due to death of the superficial tissues and caused by prolonged immersion in cold water or exposure to damp and cold …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • trench foot — noun Date: 1915 a painful foot disorder resembling frostbite and resulting from prolonged exposure to cold and wet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trench foot — noun A medical condition which can affect the feet when they are constantly cold and wet. Similar to, but not the same as frostbite. Syn: immersion foot …   Wiktionary

  • trench foot — Synonyms and related words: Minamata disease, altitude sickness, anoxemia, anoxia, anoxic anoxia, anthrax, black lung, caisson disease, chilblain, decompression sickness, frostbite, immersion foot, itai, jet lag, lead poisoning, mercury poisoning …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trench foot — Pathol. injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and wet, common among soldiers serving in trenches. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • trench foot — noun a painful condition of the feet caused by long immersion in cold water or mud and marked by blackening and death of surface tissue …   English new terms dictionary


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