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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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Examples from the web for heatstroke
  • First, it's exceedingly hot and humid, and people who enter without special cooling suits risk dying of heatstroke.
  • Not enough cooling power could mean heatstroke or dehydration.
  • Especially after the first racer nearly suffers heatstroke and has to be dragged out of his bike and doused with cold water.
  • The event was chalked up to heatstroke, and he returned to duty.
  • And that is in addition to the the heatstroke, etc.
  • One of the officers, severely beaten, managed to get away but died of concussion and heatstroke.
  • The next morning he died of complications from heatstroke.
  • Overexposure to the sun can result in severe sunburn, heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
  • It is important to remember that heatstroke has been around forever, and it needs immediate first aid treatment: cooling the body.
  • If you don't sweat, you run the risk of overheating your body and suffering heatstroke, she says.
British Dictionary definitions for heatstroke

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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