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sunstroke

[suhn-strohk] /ˈsʌnˌstroʊk/
noun, Pathology
1.
a sudden and sometimes fatal affection due to exposure to the sun's rays or to excessive heat, marked by prostration with or without fever, convulsion, and coma.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; sun + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for sun stroke

sunstroke

/ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk/
noun
1.
heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight
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Word Origin and History for sun stroke

sunstroke

n.

1851, from sun (n.) + stroke (n.); translating French coup de soleil.

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sun stroke in Medicine

sunstroke or sun stroke
n.
Heatstroke that results from undue exposure to the sun's rays and is marked by prostration and collapse, but not by fever.

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