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heatstroke

heatstroke

noun heat·stroke \ˈhēt-ˌstrōk\

medical : a serious condition that happens when someone has been in high temperatures for a long time and that causes a person to stop sweating, have a very high body temperature, and become exhausted or unconscious

Full Definition of HEATSTROKE

:  a condition marked especially by cessation of sweating, extremely high body temperature, and collapse that results from prolonged exposure to high temperature — compare heat exhaustion

First Known Use of HEATSTROKE

1874

heatstroke

noun heat·stroke \ˈhēt-ˌstrōk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEATSTROKE

:  a condition marked especially by cessation of sweating, extremely high body temperature, and collapse that results from prolonged exposure to high temperature—compare heat exhaustion

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