hot flash

hot flash

noun
a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause.
Also called hot flush.


Origin:
1905–10

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hot flush or (US) hot flash
 
n
a sudden unpleasant hot feeling in the skin, caused by endocrine imbalance, esp experienced by women at menopause
 
hot flash or (US) hot flash
 
n

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hot flash n.
A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some menopausal women. Also called hot flush.

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