Definition of chilblain noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪlbleɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪlbleɪn//
[usually plural]
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a painful red swelling on the hands or feet that is caused by cold or bad circulation of the blood Word Originmid 16th cent.: from chill + blain ‘swelling or sore on the skin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chilblain