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On particularly cold days, the moisture inside of one's nose freezes instantly with every inhalation. It is a peculiar sensation as if all the hairs inside your nose have been glued together. I was curious if there is a term for this.

My efforts to find this have only revealed useful tips for avoiding frostbite.

My working neologism is 'nasal hoar-frost'.

  • I don't think any words will be possible with one's nose blocked like that anyway. – Kris Feb 13 '15 at 14:12
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    Nose freeze is what we call it, sometimes snot freeze. Not to be confused with snotcicle, which is when your snot freezes on the outside of your nose. – Kit Z. Fox Feb 13 '15 at 14:23
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    I think you want norwegian.stackexchange.com :-) – TRomano Feb 13 '15 at 14:38
  • @KitZ.Fox - You definitely speak from experience. – Minnow Feb 13 '15 at 14:44
  • when its cold, i breathe with my mouth – JMP Feb 13 '15 at 15:44
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Nasal rime (a neologism, as I’m unaware of an established word/term for this)

NASAL adjective:

  1. of, for, or relating to the nose. "the nasal passages"

From Google link

RIME noun:

1: frost

2: an accumulation of granular ice tufts on the windward sides of exposed objects that is formed from supercooled fog or cloud and built out directly against the wind

3: crust, incrustation

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary link

Please note: bib beat me to this--by a long shot--so he should be credited, however, I arrived at this formulation independently and didn’t see bib’s comment until I was ready to post. Since no answer has been posted and with acknowledgment to bib ...

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