heat cramps

heat cramp

noun
a cramp or muscular spasm caused by loss of water and salt following prolonged exertion in hot weather.

Origin:
1935–40

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heat cramps pl.n.
Painful muscle spasms following hard work in intense heat, caused by loss of salt and water from profuse sweating.

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