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heatstroke

[heet-strohk] /ˈhitˌstroʊk/
noun
1.
a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; heat + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for heat-stroke

heatstroke

/ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk/
noun
1.
a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and coma See sunstroke
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