sun-stroke

sunstroke

[suhn-strohk]
noun Pathology.
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:
1850–55; sun + stroke1

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sunstroke (ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk)
 
n
heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight

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Word Origin & History

sunstroke
1851, from Fr. coup de soleil.
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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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