heatstroke

Definitions of heatstroke
  1. noun
    collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
    synonyms: heat hyperpyrexia
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    types:
    heat exhaustion, heat prostration
    a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
    insolation, siriasis, sunstroke, thermic fever
    sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
    type of:
    collapse, prostration
    an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
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